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Celestino, Teresa; Marchetti, Fabio – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Educating future scientists and citizens is more effective if students are guided to correctly apply what they learned in school to their daily lives. This experience-based work is focused on the study of a well-known commercial product: cat litter. This material offers different starting points for a critical examination. Questions related to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Chemistry, High School Students, Science Instruction
Glasgow, Neal A.; Cheyne, Michele; Yerrick, Randy K. – Corwin, 2010
The experience and science expertise of these award-winning authors makes this easy-to-use guide a teacher's treasure trove. This latest edition to the popular What Successful Teachers Do series describes 75 research-based strategies and outlines best practices for inquiry-oriented science. Each strategy includes a brief description of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientific Methodology, Formative Evaluation, Cooperative Learning
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Levin, Douglas R.; Montvilo, Jerome A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1996
Describes the Applied Coastal Oceanography course, a multidisciplinary course at Bryant College which was developed and designed to emphasize the efficacy of a good science and business education. Provides students with a technical base for studying coastal waters and familiarizes the student with different geophysical tools and methodologies…
Descriptors: Business Education, Course Descriptions, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
Troia, Gary A., Ed.; Shankland, Rebecca K., Ed.; Heintz, Anne, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2010
What are the most effective methods for teaching writing across grade levels and student populations? What kind of training do teachers need to put research-validated methods into practice? This unique volume combines the latest writing research with clear-cut recommendations for designing high-quality professional development efforts. Prominent…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Writing Teachers
Stocking, S. Holly – 1979
Although the social sciences have become legitimate sources of science news, many journalism instructors of science communication do not believe the social sciences warrant special or required attention in their courses. This is unfortunate, for the social sciences are important enough and different enough to require both their inclusion and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Journalism Education
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Holliday, William G. – Science Scope, 2001
Changes in teachers' beliefs affect their efficacy in teaching. Points out that change requires a great deal of time and effort. Reports on some of the research-based teacher beliefs. (Contains 12 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Pogozelski, Wendy; Arpaia, Nicholas; Priore, Salvatore – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2005
One of the challenges in teaching biochemistry is facilitating students' interest in and mastery of metabolism. The many pathways and modes of regulation can be overwhelming for students to learn and difficult for professors to teach in an engaging manner. We have found it useful to take advantage of prevailing interest in popular yet…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metabolism, Learning Motivation, Biochemistry
Reyhner, Jon, Ed. – 1988
This collection of 20 essays by 21 authors presents teaching methods and resource material promoting productive school experiences for American Indian students. The chapters are organized into five sections. The opening chapter of section 1 emphasizes that teachers must understand and respect the cultures and backgrounds of their students, an…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians
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O'Hear, Michael F., Ed.; And Others – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1986
Addressing issues on developmental education, instructional and learning methods, learning assistance and academic support, and reading and research, this issue of the Journal of College Reading and Learning includes the following articles: "Moving the Mountain to Mohammed: Study Skills Tutoring in the Residence Halls" (J. L. Rogers); "Memory…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Processes, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
Texas Education Agency, Austin. – 1992
This curriculum guide encourages students to learn behaviors that will reduce the potential for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection when confronted with choices at a later age. The curriculum is designed for integration within a comprehensive program of school health education (in grades 6-8, lessons on communicable disease, including…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Communicable Diseases, Decision Making Skills, Disease Control
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Brehm, Michael A.; And Others – American Biology Teacher, 1996
Presents an experiment to compare the effectiveness of 95% ethanol to 20% bleach as disinfectants using t-tests for the statistical analysis of the data. Reports that bleach is a better disinfectant. Discusses the statistical and practical significance of the results. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biology, Higher Education, Microbiology, Science Experiments