ERIC Number: EJ794409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: 32
Pedagogical Issues in Teaching Upper-Level Science Courses at a "Community University"
Deutch, Charles E.; Jurutka, Peter W.; Marshall, Pamela A.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n5 p23-29 May 2008
The authors teach upper-level science courses in cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry at a public, four-year "community university" that serves a demographically diverse population of traditional and nontraditional students. In this article, they describe some of the issues they have found to be particularly significant at their "community university" and their approaches to them. Through these different pedagogical strategies, they are attempting to ameliorate differences in student background and prior course work within the time constraints of their students. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Textbook Selection, Course Content, Computer Software, Science Instruction, College Science, Two Year Colleges, Student Diversity, Prior Learning, Time Factors (Learning), Nontraditional Students, Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Cytology, Faculty, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Science Laboratories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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