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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the use of self-directed learning in a large group class. Describes a workshop for developing group communication skills. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Higher Education
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Crow, Linda W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses five strategies to use in creating an environment that will foster the development of critical thinking. To make thinking the subject of instruction; focusing on the key aspects of higher-order thinking; providing opportunities for continual, explicit practice; questioning and developing an investigative nature; and reinforcing the…
Descriptors: College Science, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Instruction
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Strauss, Michael J.; Clarke, John H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains the effects of examination fear and anxiety on student performance. Cites ways instructors can intervene to help alleviate the problem and better promote learning. (RT)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Science, Instructional Improvement, Problem Solving
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes the contents of a book entitled The Care and Feeding of Ideas: A Guide to Encouraging Creativity which considers the thinking process, why skills need to be developed, and how students use or should use these thinking skills. (RT)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, College Science
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Explains the differences between successful and unsuccessful problem solvers' exploration of a problem, translation of information into different forms, approach to devising and executing a plan, and rechecking work. (RT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Science, Concept Formation, Critical Thinking
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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, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Summarizes research that contrasts the approaches and attitudes of successful and unsuccessful problem solvers. Supplies a categorized list of problem solver characteristics. (RT)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cognitive Ability, College Science, Decision Making
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Reviews a monograph which addresses children's higher-order thinking skills. Suggests the following for teaching problem solving: identify and develop content-independent and content-dependent problem-solving skills, connect developed skills through workshop-style activities to subject discipline, and help students identify and reconstruct their…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures
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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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Phillips, D. C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discussion of changes in science education and scientific literacy is presented in the form of a dialog between the author and his alter ego. Structure of science, myths, facts, methods, and critical rationality are considered. Suggests that scientific principles once considered basic and unchanging are giving way to critical thinking. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Mantei, Erwin J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Explains how self-produced software can be used to perform rapid number analysis or number-crunching duties in geology classes. Reviews programs in mineralogy and petrology and identifies areas in geology where computers can be used effectively. Discusses the advantages and benefits of integrating department-generated software into a geology…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Courseware
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Weymouth, Patricia P. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes an activity which introduces students to the nature and challenges of paleoanthropology. In the exercise, students identify diagrammed bones and make interpretations about the creature. Presents questions and tasks employed in the lesson. (ML)
Descriptors: Anthropology, College Science, Higher Education, Paleontology
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses activities involved in a six-hour workshop program on creativity. Also describes: (1) sources of background information on creativity; (2) ways to evaluate skills in creativity; (3) articles and ideas on creativity and problem-solving, including predictors of problem-solving success; and (4) how to find time to teach problem-solving. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Creativity, Higher Education, Problem Solving
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes various resources for teaching problem-solving. They include: (1) several books with a problem-solving emphasis; (2) a workshop focusing on the attitudinal components of thinking and problem-solving; and (3) a summary of a study dealing with problem-solving in the context of high school physics. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Books, College Science, High Schools
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Presents: (1) a list of ideas for teaching problem-solving; (2) a review of a problem-solving book used in medical education; and (3) a discussion of an approach called problem-based learning. (DH)
Descriptors: Books, College Science, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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