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ERIC Number: EJ1113316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Research and Teaching: Reenvisioning the Introductory Science Course as a Cognitive Apprenticeship
Thompson, Meredith M.; Pastorino, Lucia; Lee, Star; Lipton, Paul
Journal of College Science Teaching, v46 n1 Sep 2016
Introductory science courses play a critical role in the recruitment and retention of undergraduate science majors. In particular, first-year courses are opportunities to engage students in scientific practices and motivate them to consider scientific careers. We developed an introductory course using a semester-long series of established laboratory experiments closely aligned with lecture topics that allow students to participate in a cognitive apprenticeship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A