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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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McIntosh, William J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Reports on the current state of the Society for College Science Teachers, an organization that supports-through an interdisciplinary context-the pedagogical side of the profession for college-level science teachers as opposed to the research aspect. Describes Society membership benefits and reviews program topics, awards to encourage teaching…
Descriptors: College Science, Faculty Organizations, Higher Education, Profiles
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McIntosh, William J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1996
Discusses assessment strategies in higher education. Emphasizes the ability of assessments to stimulate thinking and help students construct meaning of the scientific principles they have been taught. Highlights the role of assessment in providing feedback that can be used to improve instruction and enhance student learning. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Evaluation, Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment
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McIntosh, William J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1996
Discusses the use of the content, teaching, and assessment standards of the National Science Education Standards in planning course changes in a physical science course for nonmajors at the university level. (JRH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Change, Higher Education, National Curriculum
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McIntosh, William J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Argues that the disposition to change is essential to the college component of the reform movement for without it, the status quo is preserved and the continuity of purpose across grade levels is compromised. Discusses various aspects of the change process and encourages educators to be agents of change at their institutions. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Science Education
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McIntosh, William J.; Caprio, Mario W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Reported is a profile of nonmajor instruction determined through a nationwide survey of college and university professors who teach introductory courses to non-science majors. The purpose of the survey was to identify the critical issues and problems that exist related to this population of students. (KR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Science, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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McIntosh, William J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1994
Discusses the need for college faculty and staff to become involved in precollege science education reform. Provides some of the implications that reforms may have on college science, especially in introductory courses. (ZWH)
Descriptors: College Science, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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McIntosh, William J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2000
The same issues in science education have been discussed since the 1930s. Discusses the structure of college education and focuses on what students should know and be able to do. Points out the changes in college science instruction. (Contains 11 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Futures (of Society), Higher Education