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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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Fisher, K. M.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a computer-based tool, SemNet, which can be used by good and poor students to facilitate, extend, and polish their learning skills. Emphasized are skills associated with meaningful or deep-level learning. The components, use, and theoretical background of the software are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Lavoie, Dan; Backus, Ann – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed is the use of writing as a tool to monitor student growth and development. The value of writing to help overcome obstacles such as misconceptions and preconceptions is stressed. A concept map of a hierarchy of writing strategies is provided. Stressed is the value of writing in the development of process skills. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Content Area Writing, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
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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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Moore, John A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Science as a Way of Knowing is a project being developed by the American Society of Zoologists' education committee. The project, co-sponsored by several professional organizations, seeks to increase the effectiveness of college-level biology. A report on the project's goals, symposia, publications, reprints, and sponsorship needs is presented.…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Stovall, Randall H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are some of the ways that community colleges may assist school districts and individuals with inservice teacher education. A program at Valencia Community College (FL) is described. Cooperation between the public school and the college is stressed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Community Colleges, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement
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Morris, Paul – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are some of the reasons for and arguments against teaching the history of physics to physics majors. The course goals, philosophy, and content are described. Sources of material are listed. An outline of the course content, and a bibliography used to develop the course are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
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Frame, Paul W.; Fazio, Frank – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a program for two-week, tuition-free courses offered twice a year dealing radiation and radioactivity. Laboratory exercises, tours, schedules, enrollment and accreditation, and staffing are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Cooperative Programs, Educational Improvement, Experiential Learning
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Beasley, Edward E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described are teaching strategies used to minimize visual communication gaps. Discussed are one-page outlines, outline spinoffs, and the management of a unit of material. A sample outline is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Blindness, College Science, Disabilities, Educational Improvement
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Lawson, Anton E.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an introductory, nonscience majors biology course. Discussed are the goals and objectives of the course; the use of the learning cycle philosophy of teaching and learning; the use of classic experiments, textbooks, examinations; and the training of graduate teaching associates. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Sevenair, John P.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains a program specifically designed to help academically underprepared students who are seeking careers in health professions. Describes course content, traditional and nontraditional teaching methods used, and evaluation procedures. States that student performance significantly improved. (RT)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Black Students, Chemistry, College Science
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