The Science C-U-E: Content, Understanding & Environment
EDUC 792 or 600
Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $390
Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge
All levels of science teachers will find this course to be beneficial and applicable. The framework, based on engaging content, foundational understanding and a motivating environment (C-U-E), provides the three elements crucial to quality lesson design and science instruction. You will find solid research, exciting strategies and tested methods for improving science education.
As a result of this participation in this course, students should:
- Understand the C-U-E framework.
- Explore how the focus on Content and the paring down of specific curriculum may increase student achievement.
- Develop lessons to increase student Understanding of scientific content.
- Summarize how Environment aligns positively with student motivation.
Text(s): Tweed, Anne. (2009), Designing Effective Science Instruction: What Works in Science Classrooms, National Science Teachers Association Press.
Articles: (referenced in the study guide and posted on our website) Brodie, Marilyn (Summer 2006). Science in School: “Promoting science and motivating students in the 21st century” Issue 2.
Course is not available online.