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Paldy, Lester G., Ed. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Offers reasons why students should be exposed to and understand the implications of the global character of science and technology. Examples of scientific/technical issues and problems which are global in their scope are long-term atmospheric warming trends, weather forecasting, desertification, earthquake prediction, acid rain, and nuclear…
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Global Approach
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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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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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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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Kandel, Marjorie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains a scheme for grading student performance which stresses skills, technique, decision making, and notebook entries. Describes grading system and potential pitfalls. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Content, Grading
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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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Merriam, Robert W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Discusses the standards by which professors are evaluated for advancement and the reasons why these standards are antithetical to fostering a good learning environment for students. Gives some insights into what can be done to create an atmosphere in which teaching is not the lowest priority. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineers, Research Universities, Science Careers
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Smith, Sally K. Sommers; Morrison, Dane A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes an interdisciplinary approach to science learning in settings usually associated with the humanities or social sciences. Explains the program, its rewards and results, the self and identity seminar, why the program works, and ways of adapting the program. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Experiential Learning, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Matlock, Daniel B.; Safford, Duane C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains the use of the microcomputer as a multipurpose analytical instrument which frees students from the mechanics of science and allows for more active learning involvement. Provides the typical data acquisition configuration, advantages, disadvantages, and a brief summary. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Interfaces, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education
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Hollabaugh, Mark – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Provides step-by-step procedures for developing an index which uses the Gunning Fog technique to evaluate the level of reading difficulty of textbooks. Cites examples, illustrations, and several warnings in the discussion. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Content Analysis, Difficulty Level, Evaluation Methods
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Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey; Layden, William – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a science presentation which promotes various ways to improve laboratory safety. Recommendations for storing chemicals include: minimize the type and amount of stocked materials, purchase certain chemicals in small quantities, and use plastic embedments. Cites several books for reference. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Equipment
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Paldy, Lester G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes some of the realities associated with engineering careers. Emphasizes the importance of giving students a broader understanding of life as an engineer. Indicates that groups should support research programs to investigate more effective use of trained persons who have been discarded in midcareer. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Summarizes the way in which the nation is preparing scientists and engineers to meet the needs of industry and society. States that by offering special science and mathematics enrichment programs and providing good enthusiastic teaching, young people can be recruited to the sciences. (RT)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, College Science, Educational Needs, Engineering
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Vetter, Betty M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Presents degree and employment statistics on women scientists and engineers, outlining variations through the years and by fields. Several factors contributing to the difference between women's proportion of degrees and their proportion of the labor force are discussed. Also presents starting salary differences and types of employers. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Degrees (Academic), Employment Statistics, Engineering
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