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Phillips, Jeffrey A.; Clemmer, Katharine W.; McCallum, Jeremy E. B.; Zachariah, Thomas M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Well-developed, problem-solving skills are essential for any student enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course as well as for graduates in the workforce. One of the most essential skills is the ability to monitor one's own progress and understanding while solving a problem. Successful monitoring during the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Models, STEM Education, Skill Development
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Fautch, Jessica M.; Foresman, James B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Introductory science courses serve a population of students in the major (i.e., chemistry) as well as those students outside the discipline (i.e., premed, biology, engineering). In an effort to help this diverse population of students connect personally with the content of the course, we sought ways to include student-centered activities, provide…
Descriptors: College Science, Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Student Centered Learning
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Popejoy, Kate; Asala, Kathryn S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
High failure rates in introductory large lecture chemistry courses for STEM majors have been of concern for years. Through our weekly Team Approach to Successful Learning (TASL) workshops, students learn and apply problem-solving strategies, coached by specially trained peer learning coaches (LCs). These coaches concurrently enroll in Chemistry…
Descriptors: Teamwork, STEM Education, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Schwartz, Susan K.; Kowalski, Eileen M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
The authors incorporated chemistry into information technology (IT) programming assignments and IT problem solving into chemistry. At-risk students, performing well below control groups of their peers in both courses, achieved end-of-term chemistry exam results and IT final project results that were statistically indistinguishable (p varies) from…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Information Technology, Control Groups, Chemistry
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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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Del Federico, Eleonora; Diver, Steven; Konaklieva, Monika; Ludescher, Richard – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2002
Presents a story on an investigation of the painter of an artwork (who is suspected to be Cezanne) that uses UV spectroscopy, IR spectrum, X-ray fluorescence, and luminescence images. Leaves the story open-ended as to whether the painting is authentic. Includes teaching notes and suggestions for classroom management. (YDS)
Descriptors: Art, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Chemistry, Classroom Techniques
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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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Sevenair, John P.; Carmichael, J. W., Jr. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Describes an academic-based summer program designed to prepare students for high school chemistry. Discusses motivational techniques, feedback, drills, competitions, and tutoring sessions. States that increased enrollment in chemistry, student achievement on post-program test, and the number of Blacks interested and succeeding in the sciences are…
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Awareness, Chemistry, Experiential Learning
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Woods, D. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Four papers are reviewed. They include a description of how instructional modules and small group problem-solving (PS) in a second-year plant anatomy course produced excellent PS skills and various ideas on PS in the context of chemistry. Also reviews guided-design as a strategy to help develop PS skills. (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1987
Discusses the results of a study on the limitations of short-term memory in terms of its implications for the teaching of chemistry and problem-solving skills. Also includes a description of the Saskatchewan life skills program for disadvantaged adults for coping with change. (ML)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adult Education, Chemistry, Coping