ERIC Number: ED096890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative General Science Program. Progress Report 1966-74.
Puri, O. P.
This is a final report on an experimental program in curriculum development. Four undergraduate colleges in the Atlanta University Center (Clark, Morehouse, Morris Brown, and Spelman) have cooperated to develop a 1-year course in general science for use in liberal arts colleges. This program has proven successful in developing and presenting materials of science to undergraduate liberal arts majors. Briefly speaking, the approach was conceptual and developmental in character. It was the aim of the course to teach students to understand the many facets of science; such as, the origin of science, the uniqueness of the scientific inquiry, the development of scientific ideas, what was actually taught by the leaders and innovators of science, what developments have taken place, something of the content of technology, how problems are solved, the strengths and weakenesses of scientific thought, philosophical considerations of science, historical impacts, and the hierarchy and relative value in science of concepts, such as verification, experiment, theory, hypothesis, probability, certainty, and validity. This document contains a report on the aims of the program, the progress in classroom teaching, a student evaluation questionnaire, faculty evaluation, student contracts, and a list of visiting lectures and consultants. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clark Coll., Atlanta, GA.