CTL7058H: Curriculum and Teaching in Science: General - Junior/Intermediate

Credit Value

This course is designed to prepare teachers of science in the intermediate division (Grades 7-10). It explores the teaching of selected units in all four strands from the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum guideline. Attention is paid to the skills of lesson planning, laboratory techniques, teaching strategies, and assessment and resources, through workshops, lectures and lab activities.

This course will consider important contexts as they relate to science and technology in education as outlined in:

  • Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow - A Policy Framework for Environmental Education in Ontario Schools (a policy document on Environmental Education and ways to infuse Environment and Sustainability education into our classrooms)
  • Equity and Inclusive Education in Ontario Schools, 2009: (guidelines for school boards- Equity and inclusive education aims to understand, identify, address, and eliminate the biases, barriers, and power dynamics that limit students' prospects for learning, growing and fully contributing to society)
  • Growing Success, 2010; Explore the seven fundamental principles and what they mean for instructional decisions
  • Connecting the Dots, Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability. These learning strategies involve students as engaged learners, learning within the context of their communities and addressing relevant, local issues
Students must have three full-year university courses in Science. For further details about prerequisites in Science, refer to the website for Master of Teaching > Prerequisites (see lower half of MT webpage): http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/mt/Prerequisites.html
Graduate Department
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning