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Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences
METHODS
CLASS CODE: HFED 405 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Preparation for secondary teaching with application of teaching methods and theories used in a Family and Consumer Science secondary classroom, Consecutive enrollment in HFED 450 is required. SecEd 492 must be taken the following semester.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to offer instruction in the curriculum development process in relating to Family and Consumer Sciences. Students will be introduced to instructional strategies and methods of teaching Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum. Students will also become familiar with the aspects of building a Family and Consumer Sciences program in the secondary school setting.
TOPICS: Introduction to Instructional Strategies; The Family and Consumer Science Curriculum Process; Concept and Generalizations; Behavior Objectives; Developing Critical Thinking Skills; Designing Learning Experiences; Planning; Teaching Skills; Assessment; Methods of Teaching; Questioning and Leading Discussions; Simulated Experiences; Demonstrations; Games for Learning; Display Media; Audio and Visual Media; Technology in the Classroom; Organizing Learning; Laboratory Experiences; Community Resources; Basic Skills and Cross Credits; Cooperative Learning; Motivation, Discipline and Student Responsibility; FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) Student Organization; A Family and Consumer Sciences Educator; Managing the Department; Selecting Reading Materials; Teaching Family and Career Skills; Professional Ethics; Contemporary Issues; Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity; Specific Audiences: Middle School, Special Needs, and Adult Learners; Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Youth; Marketing a Family and Consumer Sciences Program
OBJECTIVES: The students will understand the curriculum development process relating to Family and Consumer Sciences. They will recognize instructional strategies and methods of teaching Family and Consumer Sciences and become familiar with building a program in the secondary school setting.
REQUIREMENTS: Examination; Course Notebook; Micro-Teaching Experiences; Class Participation
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001