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Czworkowski, John; Seethaler, Sherry – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
The California Teach Program at the University of California, San Diego, recruits and prepares undergraduates interested in teaching science and mathematics. One of the products of the program is a set of courses taught by faculty in science disciplines that integrate subject matter with theories of learning and instruction, with the goal of…
Descriptors: Course Content, Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Student Surveys
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Baumgartner, Erin – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
Preservice preparation courses for elementary teachers of science can provide opportunities to build pedagogical content knowledge. One common concern of preservice teachers is how to cope with a preplanned lesson that does not proceed as planned. Providing opportunities for preservice teachers to experience the unexpected actually immerses them…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Robertson, William H.; Garcia, Claudia Vanessa; Lougheed, Vanessa L.; Tweedie, Craig; Velasco, Aaron – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2009
The International Polar Year-Research and Educational Opportunities in Antarctica for Minorities (IPY-ROAM) program was designed to increase minority participation in polar science by immersing participants in an academic program that included a trip to Antarctica. The IPY-ROAM program was focused on increasing public understanding of the polar…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Educational Opportunities, Minority Groups, Higher Education
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Hodgson, Ted; Keck, Robert; Patterson, Richard; Maki, Dan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2005
This article describes an interdisciplinary course that develops essential mathematical modeling skills within an introductory biology setting. The course embodies recent recommendations regarding the need for interdisciplinary, inquiry-based mathematical preparation of undergraduates in the biological sciences. Evaluation indicates that the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Biology, Mathematics Skills, Introductory Courses
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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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Henderson, LaRhee; Buising, Charisse – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2001
Describes a course that mimics experiences in research laboratories, engages students in collaboration, and reflects trends in educational reform. (YDS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laboratory Experiments, Molecular Biology
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Marbach-Ad, Gili; Seal, October; Sokolove, Phillip – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2001
Describes an active learning approach used in an introductory biology class and evaluates the project with student surveys. Presents students' answers to survey questions. (Contains 16 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Biology, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Technology
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Mangurian, Luz; Feldman, Susannah; Clements, James; Boucher, Laurence – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2001
Introduces the Towson Transition Course (TTC) which focuses on preparing students to be scientifically literate and describes the components of the course. Focuses on problem solving, gathering traditional and electronic information, using the case study teaching method, ethical scientific behavior, and evaluation. (Contains 33 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Computers, Critical Thinking
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Woods, D. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Outlines various misconceptions about problem-solving (PS) and several strategies to improve intellectual skills and strategies. Also describes the Covington Productive Thinking Program (designed to help develop PS skills) and several lesson problem sets from this series of 15 books. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Development
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Woods, D. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Reviews articles and books which focus on topics and strategies related to problem-solving. Also describes the Kepner-Tregoe industrial training program. This program contains many problem-solving ideas and strategies appropriate for the college level. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Resource Materials
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Maloney, David P. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1982
A homework problem that can be graded quickly, involve students in problem solving, and provide feedback on their problem-solving ability is described. A two-part homework problem is assigned: part one stated in the usual manner, and part two consisting of a description with segments left blank for students to fill in. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Homework, Physics
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Chenier, Philip J.; Jenson, Todd M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1982
Study aids have been developed in a format allowing students to assimilate partial answers slowly, without consulting the whole answer. Discusses rationale and advantages of using the aids and provides three examples demonstrating logical thinking required to solve short-answer problem and use in multistep mechanistic or synthetic problems.…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Organic Chemistry
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Reviews several sources of published materials which contain learning objectives for general problem solving as well as problem solving in mathematics, science, and computer science. Lists of objectives are included where appropriate. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Science, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Hill, Douglas M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses the need for preservice elementary teachers to experience inquiry first-hand, suggesting that they engage in problem-solving rather than just "talking about" it. A typical teacher education program is described with suggestions to incorporate inquiry-oriented experiences. An inquiry-oriented activity using sand and funnels is included.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Higher Education, Inquiry, Methods Courses
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McDermott, Lillian C.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1980
Instructional strategies are described for a one-year program at the University of Washington which attempts to increase the number of minority students being admitted to health science professions. The strategies focus on the necessity of the laboratory, reasoning ability, examinations, and homework. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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