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Johnston, Karen L.; Aldridge, Bill G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses problems (and possible solutions) related to: changing enrollments and effects on teacher demand; supply of qualified science/mathematics teachers; implications of increasing science/mathematics course requirements; dimensions of the science and engineering talent pool; and the match between student needs and available…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends
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Barnard, Sister Marquita – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Describes a two-semester course designed to meet the needs of future elementary teachers, home economists, and occupational therapists. Laboratory work includes homemade calorimeters, inclined planes, and computing. Content areas of the course include measurement, physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, geology, and meteorology. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Ward, Charlotte R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Describes a course taught at Auburn University (AL) for middle school students. Includes rationale for the course, instructional strategies used, comments on skill building, and descriptions of individual activity stations. Possible spin-offs from such a class which can improve science teaching in the public school classroom are also considered.…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Chenier, Philip J.; Jenson, Todd M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1982
Study aids have been developed in a format allowing students to assimilate partial answers slowly, without consulting the whole answer. Discusses rationale and advantages of using the aids and provides three examples demonstrating logical thinking required to solve short-answer problem and use in multistep mechanistic or synthetic problems.…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Organic Chemistry
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Adams, David L.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the Bradford Plan's general education core curriculum which includes a course in scientific literacy. Advocates an understanding, awareness and appreciation of the science field. Provides the course objectives and outline. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design
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Bicak, Charles J.; Bicak, Laddie J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Suggested is an approach to general biology which may be effective in sustaining student interest and infusing an appreciation for science. The goal of the approach is to foster life-long learning and capability to make connections and draw inferences. Examples using the levels of biotic organization are given. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Dunkhase, John A.; Penick, John E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are similarities between college courses described as exemplary by the Society of College Science Teachers. Various strategies used to teach problem solving based on a three-stage model are highlighted. The process of identification of exemplary programs is discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs
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Lawrenz, Frances; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is the development of a course for future science teachers through the collaboration of middle school teachers, mathematicians, scientists, and science educators. The experience of the team approach and a field test of the resulting activities are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Cooperative Planning, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Kenkel, John V. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a survey of two-year chemical technology programs in the United States. The results of the survey are presented, and a set of recommendations for the improvement of chemical technology programs is presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Collins, Terrence J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are the deficiencies of teaching laboratories in science education and the feasibility study and development of the Institute for Teaching Experimental Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. The primary goals of the program and its significant elements are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Leonard, William H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Reviewed is the use of computer-assisted instruction in college science laboratories. Examples of computer interfacing are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education
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Wheeler, James D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a course, "Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry," for nonscience majors attracted to athletics. Outlines the lecture and laboratories combined with the lecture. Provides programs for daily exercise and weight training. (YP)
Descriptors: Athletics, Biochemistry, College Science, Course Content
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Rhodes, Gale; Schaible, Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes ways a teacher can depict science as a form of thinking that leads to a more consistent, coherent, and comprehensive picture of nature. Indicates that this approach to science can foster in students a better understanding of why scientific truth changes. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature
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Yager, Robert E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the importance of implementing new approaches in science teaching which will elevate citizen concerns to science-related issues confronting society. Outlines a biology application course designed to counteract current problems in this area. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Content, Educational Research
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O'Melia, Dennis J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a biology course to meet the needs of nontraditional students. Included is information on the course including the needs, beginnings, framework of basic concepts with a multisensory approach, and course objectives. Reports the data showing student success. (YP)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Community Colleges, Course Descriptions
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