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ERIC Number: EJ1122587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
Teaching Introductory Life Science Courses in Colleges of Agriculture: Faculty Experiences
Balschweid, Mark; Knobloch, Neil A.; Hains, Bryan J.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v55 n4 p162-175 2014
Insignificant numbers of college students declaring STEM majors creates concern for the future of the U.S. economy within the global marketplace. This study highlights the educational development and teaching strategies employed by STEM faculty in teaching first-year students in contextualized life science courses, such as animal, plant, and food sciences. Teaching strategies employed by faculty were reported as largely influenced by the "way they were taught." Faculty members shared they used "lecture" and "laboratory" interchangeably as both educational environment and instructional practice. This study provides evidence for engaging university teaching faculty in a systematic process of professional development in teaching and learning processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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