ERIC Number: ED107509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Science Foundations: A Science Program for the Non-Science Student. Technical Report No. 4.
Shymansky, James A.
This science program, offered to all undergraduate students at the University of Iowa as an alternative to the traditional science core courses, is a three-course sequence designed primarily for elementary and special education majors. The program utilizes a student-structured laboratory setting with its main goal the development of a science awareness within the individual student. There are no formal lectures or required textbooks. The courses focus entirely on the student activities which the students, themselves, identify. Goals of the program are identified, the instructor's role is described, as are the grading procedures. An evaluation of the program has been undertaken and results presented here. References, films, suggested activities, and sample transcripts of student seminars are found in the appendices of the publication. (EB)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum, General Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education
University of Iowa, Science Education Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (available for the cost of packaging and mailing)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.