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Markham, Claire A.; McKone, Harold T. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
Describes the set up, organization, structure, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary course on science, technology, and needs of society. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Technology, Higher Education
Chee, Chia Teck – 1988
This study aimed to identify the main difficulties faced by physics students and then devise teaching units to overcome the difficulties, and to investigate whether there was any improvement in achievement in physics if mathematical skills were being stressed explicitly in physics lessons. The topics chosen for this study were graphs, errors, and…
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills
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New Horizons, 1994
This document consists of the three separately-published annual issues of the Hong Kong Teachers' Association Journal of Education, "New Horizons," for the years 1992, 1993, and 1994. Issues contain articles on a variety of topics at all levels of education. Some articles are in English, some in Chinese. Topics include: compulsory…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Career Development
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Enedy, Joseph D. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Argues that methods and procedures for teaching geography are becoming increasingly important as nongeography teachers present geographic concepts in other subjects. Describes an interdisciplinary instructional unit in which students use mathematical calculations to identify population centers in the United States and China. Provides maps, tables,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demography, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
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Jain, Duli C.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Computer-assisted-instruction software was developed to supplement the conventional lecture-laboratory mode of instruction with another instructional aid for learning science in an individualized, nonthreatening environment. This development project was designed to teach physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and problem solving strategies.…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Moore, John A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Science as a Way of Knowing is a project being developed by the American Society of Zoologists' education committee. The project, co-sponsored by several professional organizations, seeks to increase the effectiveness of college-level biology. A report on the project's goals, symposia, publications, reprints, and sponsorship needs is presented.…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Abstracts of seven selected papers from the 7th Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference are presented. Papers are included on microcomputer-based labs, teaching science with robots, microcomputer software, problem solving, computer integrated math activities, and computer assisted mathematics. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Day, Roger P., Comp. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Provided is an annotated bibliography on spreadsheets and the use of spreadsheets for science and mathematics. Each reference includes the following information: (1) author; (2) title of article or publication; (3) date; and (4) abstract. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Gjertsen, Margaret; Risley, John S. – The Physics Teacher, 1987
This document was developed to help teachers locate computer software to enhance the teaching of traditional physics at all educational levels. It contains a table listing approximately 900 packages. The table is organized by type of computer (Apple II, Atari, Commodore, IBM PC, Macintosh, and TRS-80) and is alphabetized first by publisher and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
Finkel, LeRoy – 1991
This book is designed for use in an introductory, college level course on educational technology, and no prior experience with computers or computing is assumed. The first of a series on technology in the classroom, the text provides a foundation for exploring more specific topics in greater depth. The book is divided into three…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Courseware
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Thompson, W. J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Describes a course (Introduction to Numerical Techniques of Physics) which can be adapted to such courses as applied mathematics, numerical analysis, mechanical or electrical engineering, chemistry, and biomathematics. Course goals (including emphasis on the distinction between computing, programming and coding) and instructional strategies are…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Science Education, Course Descriptions
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Barrow, Lloyd H.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses how college science faculty members can play a leading role in relieving student science anxiety. Emphasis on the role of University College (University of Maine at Orono) mathematics/science laboratories which allow students to "drop in" for assistance with specific skills. (JN)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Clinics, College Faculty, College Science
Clement, John – 1985
When one encounters a problem that one has no adequate way of representing, a new mental model for the problem may have to be found. When a possible model is found, an important next step is to evaluate the validity of the model. In this document, examples of subjects finding and evaluating mental models used as problem representations are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Mathematics, College Science, Higher Education
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Whisonant, Robert Clyde; Watts, Chester Frederick – Journal of Geological Education, 1989
A method of plotting planes on stereonets is described including great circles, poles, and dip vectors. Teaching applications of dip vectors in engineering geology and structural geology are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Geology, Geophysics
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Beall, H.; Berka, L. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Summarized are the comments of four chemists who spoke at a conference on chemistry in March 1989. Presenters included Frank H. Westheimer of Harvard University, John L. Burmeister of the University of Delaware, Henry A. Bent of the University of Pittsburgh, and Miles Pickering of Princeton University. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conference Proceedings, Educational Trends
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