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ERIC Number: ED361189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Scientific Inquiry: A Bridge.
Black, Carolyn B.
This paper outlines a three semester hour undergraduate, core course in Scientific Inquiry that increases student knowledge and advances student skills in understanding science as knowledge, process, and human enterprise. This course was developed as a bridge between science and the humanities and a bridge for entry-level students in the development of attitudes and understandings of methods used in scientific research and enterprise. The sample for the study was 54 undergraduate college students in a private urban Catholic 4-year college with an enrollment of 2,700 students. In comparing the pretest and posttest survey, student beliefs about science were still localized around content or "body of knowledge." Surprisingly, students views moved away from the process view"exploring the world." (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, (Atlanta, GA, April 15-19, 1993).