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Impey, Chris; Buxner, Sanlyn; Antonellis, Jessie; Johnson, Elizabeth; King, Courtney – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
First results from a 20-year survey of science knowledge and attitudes toward science among undergraduates are presented. Nearly 10,000 students taking astronomy as part of a general education requirement answered a set of questions that overlap a science literacy instrument administered to the general public by the National Science Foundation.…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Surveys
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Lai, Christine A.; Rivera, Julio C., Jr. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2006
In this article, the authors describe how they use a strategic planning tool known as SWOT as a framework for case analysis, using it to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a public works project intended to enhance regional economic development in Tempe, Arizona. Students consider the project in light of a variety of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Economic Development, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Training Methods