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Strauss, Michael J.; Clarke, John H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains the effects of examination fear and anxiety on student performance. Cites ways instructors can intervene to help alleviate the problem and better promote learning. (RT)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Science, Instructional Improvement, Problem Solving
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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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Todd, Susan M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Explains methods for teaching geology in an enjoyable way through a multidisciplinary, multimodal approach which highlights applications and relevance in an integrated manner. States that it does not endanger formal course content. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs
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Ambron, Joanna – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Explains an interdisciplinary approach to biology and writing which increases students' mastery of vocabulary, scientific concepts, creativity, and expression. Describes modifications of the clustering technique used to summarize lectures, integrate reading and understand textbook material. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Cytology, Instructional Improvement
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Simms, Rochelle B.; Leonard, William H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses the trend toward the acceptance of greater numbers of remedial or unprepared students into colleges and universities. Suggests ways that college faculty can help students address their learning problems, including improving note-taking, clarifying laboratory instructions, providing concrete examples when teaching abstract concepts, and…
Descriptors: College Science, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Higher Education
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Shatzky, Joel; Silberman, Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses the idea of "master-students," where college professors from two different disciplines take each other's courses. Describes the experiences of an English professor and a chemistry professor who became master-students in each other's classes. Suggests this as a technique for improving teaching and understanding student problems. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Classroom Observation Techniques, College Science, English Instruction
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Flannery, Maura C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Offers perspectives on approaching and teaching a biology course for nonmajors. Proposes that teaching less may better prepare students to become more scientifically literate. Identifies areas and priorities that may effectively contribute to students' understanding of science. (JM)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Moore, John A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Presents the background and rationale for the Science as a Way of Knowing Project. Also offers suggestions for incorporating the teaching of science as a way of knowing into science classes in general and in the teaching of evolution in college courses in particular. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Evolution, Higher Education
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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