Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||COGNITION AND SCIENCE EDUCATION|
|Course Unit Code||ESPLE713|
|Course Unit Details||MA Educational Sciences: Dynamic Learning Environments (Specialization Electives) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||10|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
science. Declarative and procedural knowledge in developing understanding of
scientific concepts and skills for applying scientific processes.
Theory and implications for teaching and learning science. External memory
systems. Basic functions of memory. Managing memory in science education.
Use of text in
science education. Models of understanding text. Constructing mental
representations of scientific concepts from expository text. The use of
refutation texts to facilitate conceptual change.
science education. Self-regulation of scientific learning and
hands-on-scientific enquiry. Explicit and implicit teaching of metacognitive
conceptual change. Conceptual change approach to the teaching of science.
Mechanisms of conceptual change. Obstacles to conceptual change. Individual
differences in conceptual change.
|Recommended and/or required reading:|
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||The theoretical part of the module (content of the taught concepts) is delivered by means of lectures, presentations, videos’ viewing and discussing as well as workshops engaging students in collaborative learning. E-learning activities will also be used (i.e. synchronous and asynchronous discussions, wikis, blogs).|
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||Greek|