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Heppert, Joseph; Ellis, James; Robinson, Janet; Wolfer, Adam; Mason, Susan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2002
Describes a project that applies problem based inquiry learning units to an introductory chemistry laboratory curriculum. Uses web technologies to support instruction. (Contains 25 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Higher Education, Inquiry, Integrated Curriculum
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Ostiguy, Nancy; Haffer, Ann – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2001
Describes a study used to assess student outcomes in general education science courses using different learning environments. There was no significant difference found in achievement in the different learning environments. Television and web students reported greater levels of interaction with the instructor and were more likely to report…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Internet, Learning Activities
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Mantei, Erwin J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2000
Describes a study on the performance of Internet notes and PowerPoint lecture slides in a physical geology course and compares it with the traditional lecturing method. (Contains 12 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Uses in Education, Geology, Higher Education
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Abrahams, Mark V.; Gillis, Darren M.; Taylor, K. Lynn – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2000
Describes a course that requires students to work in groups to address local ecological problems of interest to a client external to the university. Students learn the skills needed to apply their knowledge and gain satisfaction by assisting others. The ecological projects provide an important source of feedback to identify the strengths of the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Ecological Factors, Ecology
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Urven, Lance E.; Yin, L. Roger; Eshelman, Bruce D.; Bak, John D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2000
Describes a high school course entitled "Science Technology in Society". High school students use live video presentations and world wide web courseware. Concludes that distance learning students performed as well as traditionally instructed students. (SAH)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Internet, Science and Society, Science Instruction
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Didion, Catherine Jay – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1996
Describes the Women Scientists in Academe pilot program that aims at achieving significant and lasting improvements for women in scientific disciplines. Focuses on the issue of dual careers and shared positions and adjusting university policy to accommodate academic couples. (JRH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Sex Differences
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Van Lanen, Robert J.; Lockie, Nancy M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Describes the use of supplemental instruction in an introductory chemistry course designed for freshman nursing students and explores its impact on student performance and response to the program. Results indicate a positive impact of supplemental instruction and its popularity with students. Contains 22 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Examines a report, The Assessment of Performance in Design and Technology, that attempts to assess problem-solving abilities in the field of design. Describes pilot projects, an extended project, and some test projects. Summarizes a research project on identifying when and where design appears in the school curriculum and discusses developing…
Descriptors: Design, Evaluation, Problem Solving, Science Instruction
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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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Pickering, Miles – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Reviews two studies on the best strategy for choosing teaching assistants. Measures teacher prowess by questioning students, level of student performance, and scores on a practical exam. Concludes that knowledge of subject and characteristics of undergraduate school attended can be used as predictors. (RT)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Science, Graduate Students, Measurement
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Considers research concentrating on the correlation between knowledge structure and learning. Suggests implications of this research to classroom teaching. Cites characteristics of unsuccessful and successful problem solvers. (RT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, College Science, Decision Making Skills, Heuristics
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Whitford, Dennis J.; Eisman, Greg A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
The U.S. Naval Academy oceanography major is bucking the nationwide trend toward declining enrollments in science majors study tracks. Nontraditional approaches used include interdisciplinary and applied science, significant instructor experience in applying the major outside academia, hands-on laboratories in all classes, and an oceanography…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Science, Educational Innovation, Hands on Science
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Clark, Deborah Campero – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Explains a component of an introductory genetics course that exposes students to bioethical issues and the social responsibilities of scientists. Students engage in discussion in an interdisciplinary format. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Genetic Engineering
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Husch, Lawrence S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a program that involved classroom instruction in advanced mathematics, a visit to the Mathematical Sciences section of Oak Ridge Laboratory, talks by faculty members on their interests, work with mentors on student research activities, and various recreational activities. Includes a list of projects and students participating. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Experiential Learning, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education
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Johnstone, Alex H.; Letton, Kirsty M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Examines the psychology of learning and its application to work in the laboratory. States that the working memory capacity of students is limited; therefore the amount of information they can process needs to be controlled and "recipe following" in the laboratory is perfectly reasonable. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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