ERIC Number: ED453049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Attitude, Achievement, and Classroom Environment in a Learner-Centered Introductory Biology Class.
McCormick, Bonnie; MacKinnon, Christy; Jones, R. Lynn
According to the National Science Education Standards, science curricula should emphasize understanding, reasoning, and problem solving. In order to align with the standards, the learning environment should be an active learning environment rather than a lecture-centered format in postsecondary education. This study evaluates a new format for an introductory biology course which uses a learner-centered approach through an activity-based curriculum. (YDS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Biology, Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
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