BIOL6100-A Adv Tpc/Ped Str In Bio/Life Sc    (Summer 2013)

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About The Instructor
Course Details

Session, Dates: 7 (06/03/2013 - 07/27/2013)

Days: T

Time: 06:00 - 10:00 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: John Jay 143

Seats Available: 39 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is recommended for certified teachers hoping to gain a deeper understanding of content and pedagogical techniques in Biology/Life Science. The National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Certification and the Pennsylvania State Standards in Science & Technology are a major focus. The topics in this course may include, but not be limited to: -inclusion of inquiry-based approaches to life science instruction -bioenergetics, including major biochemical pathways -molecular genetics, heredity, and mechanisms of genetic modification -teaching of controversial topics and bioethical issues -molecular basis for evolutionary theory and classification -causes, characteristics and avoidance of viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases -ecology and sustainable natural resources -how to design, conduct, and report research in biology -applications of biology and biotechnology to society Various laboratory techniques and instructional technologies will be employed throughout the course to foster discovery and to gain insights into these concepts.

About The Instructor

Matthew J. Maurer, Ph.D.
Co-Director, SEMS-ROC, Student Engagement & Outreach
 SEMS - ROC
Coordinator, Science Education
 Education
Associate Professor of Science
 Science

maurerm@rmu.edu
412-397-4051 phone
412-397-3277 fax
John Jay 213

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