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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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Caprio, Mario W.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a questionnaire sent to 763 Society for College Science Teaching members to identify problems of teaching nonmajors. Notes the questionnaire had a high return rate. Lists the eight major problems: post negative experiences; motivation; what to teach; abstractions; how to introduce relevance; staying power; inquiry material; and…
Descriptors: College Science, Conferences, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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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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Brooks, David W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses how "live" experiments were combined with media packages and recorded lectures to allow coverage of more material and foster greater student/teacher interactions. Notes were distributed at the beginning of the semester which allow students to record experimental data from class demonstrations. Problems and suggestions for course…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Bouthyette, Pierre-Yves – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
This article highlights the structure of a college horticulture course designed for students with nonscience majors. With an underlying emphasis that science is the manifestation of a basic human need to explain, the course outline illustrates the primary goal of developing and maintaining students' motivation for learning contemporary scientific…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Lord, Thomas R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
The visuo-spatial centers of the right brain are crucial to being able to problem solve or conceptualize (two abilities necessary for success in understanding science). Yet, current educational format is almost exclusively a left-brain undertaking. Reasons why educators should emphasize right-brain understanding in educational curricula at all…
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Flaspohler, Ronald J.; Swords, Michael D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Student interest was stimulated and critical thinking skills developed through an "Issues in Social Biology" course which include several topics in genetics. Judicious selection of topics, course format, and ordering of subjects are discussed, along with suggestions for course improvement development. (DH)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking
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Brooks, Austin; Kahle, Jane Butler – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses the experiences and activities of a six-person team of science educators during their six-week stay in Thailand. Also considers the cultural adjustment, sightseeing excursions, teacher education in Thailand, travel preparations, and other topics. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, International Educational Exchange, Science Curriculum