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2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDCI 3500 - Instructional Strategies for the Elementary Classroom (3)

Two questions that must be answered by a teacher each day are: “What will I teach?” and “How will I teach it?” This course is designed to introduce the art and science of elementary school curriculum design through theory, research, practice, personal experience, and the advice of experienced teachers. This course addresses the developmental needs of students in the elementary school curriculum. It includes discussion and reflection on current research and practice relative to teaching/learning objectives, planning, principles of instruction, interdisciplinary teaching, controversial issues, and models for teaching academic disciplines. This course is designed to be taken in the second semester of the junior year as partial preparation for thoughtfully and effectively teaching students in K-6 classrooms. It includes a focus on both content and on teaching methods and structures uniquely suited to the social studies. Corequisite(s): EDRD 3500  and EDCI 2200 .