CCOG for ECE 232 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- ECE 232
- Course Title:
- Math and Science for Young Children
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
Field trip to either Children's Museum or OMSI.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Describe math and science content with infants through preschool-age children.
- Create appropriate experiences and research-based teaching for mathematical and scientific concepts, methods, and language for indoor and outdoor classrooms for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
- Develop curricular examples to encourage children’s curiosity, imagination, flexibility, inventiveness, and persistence.
- Encourage preschool children to ask questions, conduct investigations, collect data, and look for answers.
- Provide math and science opportunities and investigations relevant to infant and toddler development.
- Develop math curriculum which includes integrating the knowledge of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language development, developmentally and culturally appropriate pedagogy.
- Use child-centered and project-based learning relevant to infants, toddlers and preschool age children.
Course Activities and Design
Individual reading, PowerPoint presentations, videos, case study, small and large groups, in-class presentations online activity plans, documentation boards field tip to Children's Museum and OMSI and Teacher Action Research,parent newsletter focused and science and math, connecting math and science to social, cognitive, emotional, physical, language development
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Action Teacher Research (defining a problem, developing questions, gather, analyzing and interpret data, and take action) connected to the course outcomes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Reflective Teaching
- Constructivist theory
- Mathematical and science content for infants through preschool age
- Identify community and online resources for math and science
- Define developmentally and culturally appropriate
- Research-based teaching for mathematical and scientific concepts, methods, and language for indoor and outdoor classrooms.
- Learning invitations ("provocations)
- Develop children’s curiosity, imagination, flexibility, inventiveness, and persistence
- Prepares children to ask questions, conduct investigations, collect data, and look for answers
- Integrate knowledge of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language development.
- Documenting children's learning link to math and science concepts, methods and language