ERIC Number: EJ779365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 18
Developing an Interdisciplinary Curriculum Framework for Aquatic-Ecosystem Modeling
Saito, Laurel; Segale, Heather M.; DeAngelis, Donald L.; Jenkins, Stephen H.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n2 p46-52 Nov 2007
This paper presents results from a July 2005 workshop and course aimed at developing an interdisciplinary course on modeling aquatic ecosystems that will provide the next generation of practitioners with critical skills for which formal training is presently lacking. Five different course models were evaluated: (1) fundamentals/general principles of interdisciplinary modeling; (2) modular course; (3) survey of various interdisciplinary models; (4) seminar series of case studies; and (5) the art of modeling. Options 1 and 2 were most popular among workshop participants, while option 4 was the least popular. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.) [Additional funding for this project was provided by Nevada EPSCoR.]
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Ecology, Workshops, Guidelines, Marine Biology, Higher Education, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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