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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND 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
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Describe the historical foundations and nature of the FCS profession, and display behavior associated with being a professional.
2. Implement a public relations project so that others understand what takes place in an FCS classroom.
3. Analyze FCS teachers' classroom management and organizational strategies, focusing on commonalities and important modifications based on the context.
4. Describe how to obtain, manage, and document the use of department funds.
5. Describe how to organize and maintain an FCCLA Chapter with emphasis on integrating the student organization into the curriculum.
6. Effectively use a variety of teaching methods/strategies for teaching different types of content in all FCS subject matter areas, emphasizing students with special needs and both males and females.
7. Practice the components of direct instruction for teaching skills within FCS content.
REQUIREMENTS: Examination; Course Notebook; Micro-Teaching Experiences; Class Participation
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001