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Boccia, Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study investigated the construct of the learning organization in the restaurant industry. Descriptive accounts of learning were gleaned from face-to-face interviews, focus groups, observations, document analysis, and data from the Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ) from 52 participants employed in three US…
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Interviews, Focus Groups, Case Studies
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Peters, Erin – Science Scope, 2005
Deconstructing cookbook labs to require the students to be more thoughtful could break down perceived teacher barriers to inquiry learning. Simple steps that remove or disrupt the direct transfer of step-by-step procedures in cookbook labs make students think more critically about their process. Through trials in the author's middle school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Earth Science, Physics, Science Laboratories
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Marcum-Dietrich, Nanette; Marquez, Lynn; Gill, Susan E.; Medved, Christina – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
It is ironic that although children often form lasting decisions, at a young age, about their aptitude for and interest in science we are least successful at preparing elementary teachers to nurture their students' science interests. This is despite the fact that most elementary teachers teach in contained classrooms where they are responsible for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Science Interests, Science Instruction
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Day, James; Nakahara, Hiroko; Bonn, Doug – Physics Teacher, 2010
First-year physics laboratories are often driven by a mix of goals that includes the illustration or discovery of basic physics principles and a myriad of technical skills involving specific equipment, data analysis, and report writing. The sheer number of such goals seems guaranteed to produce cognitive overload, even when highly detailed…
Descriptors: Physics, Technical Writing, Science Laboratories, Data Analysis
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Pacifici, Lara – Science Teacher, 2008
By allowing students to develop and conduct research on biological or environmental problems they identify themselves, students gain a higher level of understanding and appreciation for science. To this end, teachers should incorporate student-driven research in biology and environmental science classes in lieu of cookbook laboratory activities…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Science Instruction, Student Research
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Johnson, Samuel A.; Tutt, Tye – Science Teacher, 2008
Recently, a high school Science Club generated a large number of questions involving temperature. Therefore, they decided to construct a thermal gradient apparatus in order to conduct a wide range of experiments beyond the standard "cookbook" labs. They felt that this apparatus could be especially useful in future ninth-grade biology classes, in…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Science Laboratories, Biology, Laboratory Equipment
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Rissing, Steven W.; Cogan, John G. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2009
We present an inquiry-based, hands-on laboratory exercise on enzyme activity for an introductory college biology course for science majors. We measure student performance on a series of objective and subjective questions before and after completion of this exercise; we also measure performance of a similar cohort of students before and after…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Science Instruction, College Students
Fox, Bette-Lee; Heilbrun, Margaret; Hoffert, Barbara; Katterjohn, Anna; Kuzyk, Raya; Williams, Wilda – Library Journal, 2009
What's hot? That's the question everyone asks during BookExpo America (BEA), held this year at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center May 29-31. This article presents "Library Journal's" ("LJ's") review editors on their personal favorites from the BEA show floor. These include cookbooks, genre-crossers, small presses,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Research, Recreational Reading, Books
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di Fuccia, David; Witteck, Torsten; Markic, Silvija; Eilks, Ingo – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2012
By the 1970s a fundamental shift had taken place in German science education. This was a shift away from the learning of more-or-less isolated facts and facets in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics towards a restructuring of science teaching along the general principles of the respective science domains. The changes included also the addition of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research and Development, Scientific Principles, Problem Based Learning
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Costa, Manuel Joao – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2010
Laboratory exercises (labs) are sometimes regarded as dispensable in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) education for various reasons including a combination of increased class costs and small budget allocations, pressing demands for more time to lecture to fit in new BMB discoveries within constant time span of courses, and the fact that…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Persuasive Discourse, Laboratory Training, Student Centered Curriculum
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Henige, Kim – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
The purpose of this investigation was to compare student attitudes toward two different science laboratory learning experiences, specifically, traditional, cookbook-style, low-inquiry level (LL) activities and a high-inquiry level (HL) investigative project. In addition, we sought to measure and compare students' science-related attitudes and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Research, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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O'Connell, Dan – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Recent studies of American science education have highlighted the need for more inquiry-based lessons. For example, when the National Research Counsel evaluated the Advanced Placement (AP) Biology program, it pointed out, "AP laboratory exercises tend to be "cookbook" rather than inquiry based. This criticism is particularly apt for the lab…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Plants (Botany), Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Owens, Theresa A.; Martin, Chanda – Science and Children, 2011
When learning about plants, elementary students are typically given set directions on how to plant seeds and make their plants grow. To enable their class of first-grade students to build their own knowledge and encourage constructivism, the authors decided to take this set of prescribe activities and make them more inquiry-based. In traditional…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Grade 1, Elementary School Science, Constructivism (Learning)
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Carlson, Catherine A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
Using the simple approach described in this article, college science instructors can help students become independent thinkers and writers in science. The unique character of this approach is that it shows students how to formulate the questions they need to answer in their writing, as well as how to answer them. Rather than using a cookbook…
Descriptors: College Science, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Role Models
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Barth, Lorna – Science and Children, 2007
By changing the venue from festival to a required academic exposition, the traditional science fair was transformed into a "Science Expo" wherein students were guided away from cookbook experiments toward developing a question about their environment into a testable and measurable experiment. The revamped "Science Expo" became a night for students…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Fairs, Science Education, Learning Activities
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