ERIC Number: EJ557403
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Reinvigorating Introductory Biology: A Theme-based, Investigative Approach To Teaching Biology Majors.
Norton, Cynthia G.; Gildensoph, Lynne H.; Phillips, Martha M.; Wygal, Deborah D.; Olson, Kurt H.; Pellegrini, John J.; Tweeten, Kathleen A.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v27 n2 p121-26 Nov 1997
Describes the reform of an introductory biology curriculum to reverse high attrition rates. Objectives include fostering self-directed learning, emphasizing process over content, and offering laboratory experiences that model the way to acquire scientific knowledge. Teaching methods include discussion, group mentoring, laboratory sections, and semester-long research projects. Response of students and faculty is overwhelmingly positive. (PVD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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