ERIC Number: ED218072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Fundamentals of Chemistry for the Non-Major in Tertiary Education. Minimum Principles for the Non-Science Specializing Citizen. Japan/USA Seminar. (3rd, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 31-November 5, 1981).
Oki, Michinori; Brasted, Robert C.
Eight general areas were addressed in this conference on Japanese/United States chemical education, including: introductory courses; adequacy of texts, manuals, laboratory workbooks for non-majors; laboratory role in non-major courses; adaptation of such techniques as computers, programmed instruction and videotapes; evaluation and testing instruments; interdisciplinary courses/programs; science/economics/political interface in the instruction of chemistry students; and case studies as an instructional strategy. The bulk of this document includes position papers, full texts of papers, and other supporting materials related to the eight general areas. Fifteen recommendations are suggested, including among others, a continued search in both countries for better courses for non-majors, strengthening U.S. science/mathematics secondary school programs as well as teacher preparation in these areas, emphasizing the role of the laboratory in courses for non-majors, stressing the importance of science processes and contributions of chemistry to non-majors, developing chemistry courses for mathematics-shy students, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies (including computers) and resources, and using interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approaches. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Nonmajors, Position Papers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: Japan; National Science Foundation; United States