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Vivien M. Chabalengula

Associate Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 218B
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ed.D., Illinois State University, 2006
M.Sc., Witwatersrand University, 2001
B.Sc., University of Zambia, 1998
EDIS 2010: Teaching as a Profession
Credits: 3
In this survey of American education, students examine education history, philosophy in action in schools, student diversity, curriculum, effective teaching, school organization & governance, education finance, education law, sociopolitical dimensions of education, & the role of the teacher as a professional. Co-requisite: EDIS 2880.
EDIS 2880: Field Experience
Credits: 1
This initial lab experience is a co-requisite class with EDIS 2010. Experiences are provided for students to observe children in either a community or school context and to develop an understanding of essential evidence-based practices for effective teaching. Corequisite: EDIS 2010.
EDIS 5036: Trends and Issues in Science Education
Credits: 3
This course offers participants an opportunity to explore pressing trends and issues central to science education stakeholders and students such as teaching and learning for scientific literacy, diversity and equity, science curriculum, and effects of emerging technologies on science teaching and learning. To gain a deeper understanding, we will draw upon applicable learning theories, science policies, and trending research in science education.
EDIS 5038: Science Instruction Technologies
Credits: 3
This course will address the theoretical and practical underpinnings for integrating technology in science instruction and learning. Special emphasis will be on analyzing, evaluating, and developing technology integrated science learning environments. More focus will be on unique features that enhance concept understanding, inquiry process, virtual exploration and experimentation, and specific technologies for diverse learners and contexts.
EDIS 7991: Field Project
Credits: 3
A field-based, action research project, designed to explore a contemporary educational problem. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.