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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SSE7720
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-07-02
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-02-18
  2. Department: Secondary Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 172400000
  5. Contact Person: Michael Berson
  6. Phone: 47917
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SSE
  9. Number: 7720
  10. Full Title: Social Science Education Technological Innovations
  11. Credit Hours: 4
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Social Science Techn Innov
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Admittance to the Social Science Ph.D. Program
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course examines the use of technology in the social science classroom, barriers to integration, unrealized potential of technology and consequences of technological development on children and youth

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The course is an essential part of the Ph. D. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences Education. This course is needed because it helps students develop competencies in current directions and research in the pedagogical application of
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The course is an essential part of the Ph. D. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences Education.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? 2
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate in Social Science Education or Curriculum and Instruction.
  29. Objectives: Following completion of the course students will demonstrate the ability to:

    1. Explore the historical antecedents to technology in the social science;

    2. Examine the ISTE national technology standards for the social science;

    3. Analyze implications of digital access on individual classrooms and society as a whole;

    4. Discuss critical perspectives in technology;

    5. Discuss ethical issues related to the use of technology in the social science;

    6. Describe safety concerns for children and youth engaged with digital technology and identify strategies to promote socio-emotional/physical well being within connected environments;

    7. Examine technologically-based assessment techniques appropriate to the social science;

    8. Demonstrate skills needed for computer-assisted instruction through practical application (i.e., digital history, GIS) as well as select, evaluate, and use educational software for social science;

    9. Explain how critical thinking skills can be developed to enhance technology-based social science classroom learning activities;

    10. Incorporate a global perspective through technology;

    11. Explore the potential development of participatory citizenship through technology;

    12. Identify potential sources of funding for technology-based applications in the social science.

  30. Learning Outcomes: I. Participation The participation grade will be based on preparation for class discussion as evidenced by contributions during each session. Additionally, you will lead the class discussion for two of the topic areas that you have selected in advance. Lead discussants will be expected to thoroughly review the required reading and websites, develop guiding questions, and facilitate the involvement of class participants.

    II. Research Paper on Application of Technology-Based Techniques to Established Forms of Inquiry and Practice in the Social Science Each student will select a topic to investigate in a comprehensive review of the literature with applications for teaching and learning in the social science. The topic must be approved in advance by the professor, and the student will work closely with Dr. Berson to prepare a manuscript that will be submitted for publication to a state, regional, or national journal. The manuscript should be 15-20 pages in length, including references and graphics, and adhere to APA 2001 guidelines (5th edition). Approximately thirty minute presentations to the class on the paper topic will occur during the last two class sessions. Class presentations should include distribution of the paper to the entire class, incorporation of multimedia presentation techniques, and an accompanying handout.

    III. Integration of Handheld Technology into the Social Science

    Students will create one original lesson plan that makes effective and appropriate use of handheld technology in the social science. The lesson will incorporate the most pervasive handheld technology in schools today - the TI-83Plus Silver Edition. Additionally, students will extend the lesson with the TI Navigator Classroom Learning System [].

  31. Major Topics: 1. Children and Technology

    2. Adolescents and Technology

    3. Foundations of Technology in the Social Science I

    4. Foundations of Technology in the Social Science II

    5. Teachers and Technology

    6. Technology Standards

    7. Telecommunications and Telecollaboration

    8. Digital History and GIS

    9. Safe and Ethical Use of the Internet

    10. Digital Access

    11. Critical Perspectives on Technology

    12. Lesson Presentations

    13. Research Paper Presentations

    14. Research Paper Presentations

    15. Research Paper Presentations

  32. Textbooks: Class Web Page

    USF Library Home Page

    Pro-Copy Readings Packet (813) 988-5900

    Course readings in web-based and print formats will be required throughout the course.

    Berson, M. J., & Bolick, C. M. (Eds.). (2003). Social Education, 67(3). (A copy will be provided in class.)

    APA. (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: APA.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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