ERIC Number: EJ1082749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Bridging the Gap: Embedding Communication Courses in the Science Undergraduate Curriculum
Jandciu, Eric; Stewart, Jaclyn J.; Stoodley, Robin; Birol, Gülnur; Han, Andrea; Fox, Joanne A.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v26 n4 p103-123 2015
The authors describe a model for embedding science communication into the science curriculum without displacing science content. They describe the rationale, development, design, and implementation of two courses taught by science faculty addressing these criteria. They also outline the evaluation plan for these courses, which emphasize broad communication skills taught in a scientific context by multidisciplinary teams. Small class sizes permit frequent and detailed feedback from peers and instructors allowing students to receive valuable and transferable communication training that is relevant across all scientific disciplines. This approach addresses a curricular gap and results in a positive learning experience for students.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Integrated Curriculum, Communication Skills, Lesson Plans, Curriculum Implementation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relevance (Education), Curriculum Design, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Instructional Development, College Science, STEM Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada