EDU 336 Science Teaching Methods
The basic variables of the teaching-learning process, which have special importance for the teaching of natural sciences at the elementary level based on research evidence. In-depth examination of elementary students’ mechanisms of understanding and their preconceptions about physical reality. Design and evaluation of teaching interventions, in an attempt to promote students’ cognitive, affective, and psychomotor development and activate their innate capacities.
EDU 435 Natural Sciences in Early Childhood
The development of preschool-age children’s mechanisms of understanding the physical environment and its changes, and employing simple methods and processes of natural sciences. Design of teaching interventions, which can sensitise preschool-age children to the interaction between man and the environment, and develop their readiness and appropriate attitudes for the teaching of natural sciences at the elementary level.
EDU 477 Information and Communication Tools for the Teaching of Science in Elementary School
The course examines ways in which computer technology can support the teaching of science in elementary School. The purpose of the course is to make students aware of the computer, as a simulation instrument and as a research medium, as a medium of applying the scientific method, as a medium to facilitate student interaction with the course subject matter and, finally, as a medium for learning and instruction