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ERIC Number: EJ822942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Teaching Undergraduates to Think Like Scientists
Caccavo, Frank, Jr.
College Teaching, v57 n1 p9-14 Win 2009
The author discusses the importance of incorporating research into undergraduate curricula. Pedagogical approaches include faculty-directed research projects, off-campus internships, and research-oriented courses (R-courses). Examples of R-courses are reviewed, and an introductory microbiology course that teaches first year students "how to do science" is described in detail. R-courses can be used to enhance the learning of students across academic disciplines. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A