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ERIC Number: EJ827575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
The Learning-Focused Transformation of Biology and Physics Core Courses at the U.S. Air Force Academy
Sagendorf, Kenneth; Noyd, Robert K.; Morris, D. Brent
Journal of College Science Teaching, v38 n3 p45-50 Jan 2009
An institution-wide focus on deep learning has made significant changes in the biology and physics core course curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The biology course director has reworked course objectives to reflect the learning-focused approach to teaching, while the physics curriculum has adopted new learning outcomes and ways to encourage critical thinking and deep learning. This article will present the previous course objectives alongside the new learning objectives to reflect the shift of the institutional teaching mission, showcase what a typical class session looks like, and outline the benefits and challenges of developing a learning-focused class. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A