ERIC Number: ED436412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Fresh Footprints: Assessment of an Environmental Science Collaborative Learning Project for Undergraduate, Non-science Majors.
Samaras, Anastasia P.; Howard, Barbara J.; Wende, Carolee
This study examines undergraduate non-science majors' perceptions of a cooperative-collaborative science pedagogy employed in a course on global change that was one course in a pilot project of a newly-designed environmental science program. Non-traditional evaluation tools such as portfolios, focus groups, group assessments, and self-assessments were employed in the course. This paper describes how research led to practical pedagogical applications in developing and assessing students' environmental science knowledge, applying science content to non-science majors' career goals, and promoting problem-solving skills in collaborative contexts. (Contains 45 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).