ERIC Number: ED174443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Biology of Mankind: An Innovative Course for First Year Students. Occasional Publication No. 11.
Ramsay, H. P.; And Others
This report describes a biology course designed to be offered to first-year students at the University of New South Wales in Australia. It also covers the planning, development and implementation of the course as well as its evaluation over a three year period (1974-1976). The publication consists of six major sections: (1) introduction, which presents background to the course, students served by the course and staff servicing the course; (2) planning and implementing the course, which presents principles, methods and problems of implementation; (3) teaching methods, which is divided into two major inputs, information and teaching of skills; (4) feedback to students; (5) evaluation of the course, which includes student and staff evaluation; and (6) general discussion, which presents successes and failures of teaching methods used. In addition, a preface, acknowledgements, references list, and appendices are presented. (HM)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, College Students, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Evaluation, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multimedia Instruction, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). Tertiary Education Research Centre.