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ERIC Number: EJ756057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1059-9053
Using a Scientific Paper Format to Foster Problem-Based, Cohort-Learning in Undergraduate Environmental Science
Wagner, T.; Langley-Turnbaugh, S. J.; Sanford, R.
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, v35 p53-61 2006
The Department of Environmental Science at the University of Southern Maine implemented a problem-based, cohort-learning curriculum for undergraduate environmental science majors. The curriculum was based on a five-course sequence patterned after the outline of a scientific paper. Under faculty guidance, students select local environmental problems to study throughout the course sequence. Results indicate the problem-based approach has met project objectives. Demographics of student population have prevented the cohort-learning component from meeting original objectives, but curriculum modifications have been made and alternative learning communities are being created. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine