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Duke, L. Donald; Schmidt, Diane L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
The Toxics Geography Exercise was developed as an application-oriented exercise to develop skills in critical analysis in groups of undergraduate students from widely diverse academic backgrounds. Students use publicly available data on industrial activities, history of toxic material disposal, basic chemistry, regulatory approaches of federal and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Geography, Criticism, Policy Analysis
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Bautista, Nazan Uludag; Schussler, Elisabeth E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
Students need to reflect on the practice of science to fully understand the nature of science (NOS), which is an important component of scientific literacy. In this paper, the authors describe how to implement an explicit and reflective pedagogy in college science laboratories and share examples from their implementation in a multiple-section…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Laboratories, Scientific Principles, College Science
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Mabrouk, Patricia; McIntyre, Ryan; Virrankoski, Milena; Jeliffe, Kirsten – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
Undergraduate research (UR) is widely promoted by faculty, administrators, institutions of higher learning, government laboratories, private industry, professional associations, and funding agencies as an effective method of training college students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Internet, Research Skills, Student Research
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Iimoto, Devin – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2005
A course on AIDS presents many interdisciplinary opportunities as well as interactive pedagogies. In an AIDS course at Whittier College, students learn about the biological basis and epidemiology of the disease, tackle current policy issues in the United States, and study the effect of the disease in Africa.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Epidemiology, Diseases