ERIC Number: EJ1094003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
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Two-Year Community: The Use of Journaling to Assess Student Learning and Acceptance of Evolutionary Science
Scharmann, Lawrence C.; Butler, Wilbert, Jr.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n1 Sep 2015
Journal writing was introduced as a means to assess student learning and acceptance of evolutionary science in a nonmajors' biology course taught at a community college. Fourteen weeks of instruction were performed, each initiated by student-centered, in-class activities and culminated by a discussion, to elucidate tentative conclusions based on evidence from in-class activities.
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Teaching Methods, College Science, Science Achievement, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Achievement, Biology, Science Instruction, Nonmajors, Class Activities, Student Centered Learning, Evolution, Student Centered Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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