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Juillerat, Florence; Dubowsky, Nathan; Ridenour, Nancy V.; McIntosh, William J.; Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Provides background information on Advanced Placement science courses and discusses several articulation issues between high school and college faculty. Argues that increased communication among university and high school faculty is an effective tool for enhancing science instruction. (DDR)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College Curriculum, Cooperation, Course Content
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Discusses problems such as redundancy caused by isolation of community colleges. Suggested means for overcoming institutional isolation and improving communication among community colleges include hosting conferences, accessing the Internet, instituting faculty exchange programs, offering faculty membership in professional societies, allowing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Services, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Internet
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Caprio, M. W.; Micikas, Lynda B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1998
Discusses barriers and benefits to active learning teaching approaches. Gives some suggestions for implementing change. Contains 16 references. (DKM)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Change, Higher Education, Science Education
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Highlights the creation of centers that promote the professional development of teachers including Teaching and Learning Centers, Centers for Teaching Excellence, and Centers for Faculty Development. Presents examples of such centers where teachers help one another hone skills, stay abreast of pedagogical developments, and mobilize institutional…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Professional Development
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Discusses two future publications: (1) a monograph that showcases innovators, reveals the problems and barriers they had to conquer, and explains how they overcame those obstacles and (2) a teaching manual for beginning and experienced college teachers who want to know more about some of the newest thinking to emerge on the topic of classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Innovation
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Caprio, M. W.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Discusses opportunities and obstacles in achieving science education reform. Reports on the proceedings of one of the sessions at the National Science Teachers Association's Western Regional Convention. The goal of this panel presentation was to describe the next generation of science literacy courses. Includes the preparation for the panel…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Science Instruction
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1994
Describes an instructor's experience using the constructivist approach to teach college science (ZWH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Science, Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1994
Contains responses to SCST "Position Paper" on teaching introductory-level college science courses. (ZWH)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Position Papers
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1994
Comments on the Society for College Science Teachers position paper on introductory college-level science courses and encourages two-year college science faculty to respond. (PR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Science, Introductory Courses, Position Papers
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
Describes the importance of the psychological factors of motivation, learned helplessness, and self-esteem in learning at the community college level. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Motivation, Psychological Needs, Science Education
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
Examines the following five teaching techniques that have strong motivational value: (1) study groups, (2) group projects, (3) sharing information, (4) computer-assisted instruction, and (5) field trips. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Field Trips
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2000
Explains the importance of standards for college science education. Introduces the Standards, which are translated into a college context by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). (YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Inquiry, Science Education