ERIC Number: EJ759191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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The News of Science, a Colloquium-Style Course Designed to Promote Lifelong Scientific Awareness
Mathews, Christopher K.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v35 n2 p101-104 Mar-Apr 2007
It is generally agreed that informed citizens in a republic such as the United States should maintain broad awareness of current developments in science and technology. This paper describes a colloquium-style course, The News of Science, designed to stimulate in undergraduate students a desire for such awareness, and to present a convenient means for doing so. The course, which has been offered since 2000 at Oregon State University, requires students to read "Science" magazine and to present oral reports on articles of their choosing. Each student in the course is required to read all of the articles selected for oral presentation, and to contribute toward discussion of each talk.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science and Society, Science Instruction, News Reporting, Technological Advancement, Consciousness Raising, Teaching Methods, Course Descriptions, Discussion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon