ERIC Number: ED021759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Core-Course for College Science Majors Combining Material from Introductory Courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Final Report.
Pickar, Arnold D; And Others
Described is the development of a course that combines subject matter from introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. The syllabus was written by four college science teachers, three of whom taught the course at Portland State College to 32 freshmen and sophomores. To evaluate the course, achievement tests and attitude surveys were administered to the experimental group and a control group of students in regular chemistry, physics, and biology courses. Achievement test results revealed a significant difference favoring the control group in biology at the five per cent level of confidence. No significant difference was noted in physics or chemistry. Results from the attitude survey revealed (1) that students favored the experimental course as often as the conventional courses, and (2) that students in the experimental group were more willing to alter schooling and career plans. Included in the report are the evaluation instruments and the statistical data employed. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Coll., OR.
Identifiers: Oregon; Portland; Portland State College OR