Science through Tutoring
Course Code: SCE2905
Credit Hours: 1 - 3
Effective beginning: 2021-22
Course Description:The goals of this course are: refinement or acquisition of science skills and connections between science topics needed for successfully tutoring in an academic setting; acquisition of general methods of tutoring as well as specific tutoring techniques needed for specific courses. Teacher-tutor seminars, teacher-tutor conferences, and formal instruction will supplement the extensive tutoring experiences. The number of hours of credit varies from 1 to 3 depending upon the number of hours tutoring.
Consent of the department
Dr. Amanda Clark
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Course materials will be provided by the instructor.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES / LEARNING OUTCOMES: Explore the History, Nature, Methods, and Limits of Science
NS-1 Use methods of scientific investigation.
NS-2 Apply scientific principles.
NS-3 Identify scientific ideas related to the history or nature of science and examine issues and problems facing modern science.
NS-4 Identify relationships between science and technology.
SCE 2905 is not a General Education core course and therefore a student in SCE 2905 will demonstrate selected learning outcomes from this list.
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Identify appropriate communication techniquest for use in science tutoring sessions.
Demonstrate knowledge of general science subject matter at a level appropriate for the level of coursework completed
Demonstrate appropriate ethics in science tutoring sessions
Identify questioning strategies applicable to science tutoring sessions
Recognize various learning styles
Identify record-keeping strategies for maintaining historical logs of tutoring session
C 1, 2, 3
NS 3, 4
NS 1, 2, 3
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Teacher centered: Instructor will demonstrate specific problem-solving techniques used in Chipola Science classes.
Seminars/conferences: Students and instructor(s) will meet to discuss assigned readings.
Role modeling: Students and instructors actively demonstrate various tutoring techniques.
Student Centered: Student will work as tutors in the lab to provide individualized help, and will keep both a time sheet recording hours worked and a log of the number of students tutored and the time spent tutoring each student.
Office Hours: The instructor will be available during office hours for individual assistance. The instructor’s schedule can be found posted on their office door and/or via their individual web site.
College-wide policies and resources
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