UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

NATS3341 - Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science

NATS 3341 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (3 semester hours) This course expands the prospective teacher's understanding of current theories of learning and conceptual development. Students examine their own assumptions about learning. Topics include psychological foundations of learning; problem solving in mathematics and science education utilizing technology; principles of expertise and novice understanding of subject matter; implications of high-stakes testing; and foundations of formative and summative assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Restricted to students in the UTeach Dallas program. Prerequisites: A university grade point average of at least 2.750, a GPA of 3.000 or better in UTeach coursework, and consent of the UTeach advisor. (3-0) S