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Schlenker, Richard M.; Perry, Constance M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1983
The Mole Concept is a learning cycle (patterned after University of Nebraska-Lincoln's ADAPT model) for the chemical unit "mole." Discusses objectives and activities involved in each phase of the cycle: exploration, invention, and application. Indicates the cycle is superior to traditional lecture-demonstration for teaching the abstract mole…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Whisnant, David M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1983
Three-phased learning cycles (exploration, invention, application) were introduced into general chemistry laboratories at Northland College (Wisconsin). Discusses each phase and its use in a learning cycle on the functional groups of organic compounds. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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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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Myers, Richard L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1983
Instructional strategies used in teaching oceanographic data collection techniques are discussed. These include having students examine actual data, plan and organize a research cruise on a specific budget, and analyze incomplete data sets. Rationale for using these strategies is included. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Oceanography
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Pultorak, Robert W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
A "colloqution module" (an instructional unit/strategy used in a conversation) consists of a reading assignment and a series of questions/activities. The strategy is suggested as an alternative to the lecture method. A sample module on insecticides (together with design information and advantages/disadvantages) is included. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Insecticides
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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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Habowsky, Joseph E. J.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described are three levels of information management with databases. Levels and methods of integration, computer supply and learning approach, dynamic resources, and self-tailored learning approaches are discussed. Examples of database records are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Databases
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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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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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Tourtellotte, S. Wilson – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a capstone experiment which can be used to improve student skills and to illustrate for students the strong connections between chemistry and biology. Procedures and explanations for the three parts of this activity are included. Ten follow-up questions are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the use of self-directed learning in a large group class. Describes a workshop for developing group communication skills. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Higher Education
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