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ERIC Number: EJ1085527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7509
Points of View: Content versus Process: Is This a Fair Choice? Can Nonmajors Courses Lead to Biological Literacy? Do Majors Courses Do Any Better?
Klymkowsky, Michael W.
Cell Biology Education, v4 n3 p196-198 Fall 2005
There has been a long, evolving, and often politically charged debate as to what the nonmajor student should know about science. There are a number of secondary, but nevertheless important, differences between majors and nonmajors courses. Majors courses are commonly viewed as harder, more rigorous, and more comprehensive--unfortunately, there is little objective data that they actually produce better or more extensive learning gains compared with nonmajors courses. This article discusses whether majors or nonmajors biology courses are adequate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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