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Scott, Catherine M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Preservice elementary teachers' lack of confidence in teaching science is an ongoing concern. Only 29% of elementary teachers in the field felt "very well prepared to teach life science," according to the National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. Research has suggested that bridging informal and formal science education can…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Tuten, Holly; Temesvari, Lesly – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
In a multisemester Popular Science Journalism course that met for 2 hours once a week at Clemson University, students produced science news articles for the university newspaper by using primary literature, the internet, and interviews with researchers. Short lectures were given on topic choice, story development, literature surveys, common…
Descriptors: Scholastic Journalism, Writing for Publication, Student Publications, Scientific and Technical Information
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Van Hoewyk, Doug – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2012
For four consecutive semesters, students in an Introductory Biology class at Coastal Carolina University were assigned to read a case study article that explores the link between a single gene and earwax type. The case study article, broadly defined as a story with an educational message (Herreid, 2007), was originally published by the "New…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Wagner, John R.; Bixler, Robert D.; Carraway, Elizabeth R.; Moysey, Stephen M.; Murdoch, Lawrence R.; Schlautman, Mark R.; Warner, Richard D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
The geology program at Clemson University has instituted a new, six-semester-long undergraduate research course sequence that requires student participation in ongoing departmental research projects from their sophomore through senior years. As a part of a university-wide initiative focusing on undergraduate research, termed Creative Inquiry at…
Descriptors: Geology, Majors (Students), Student Research, Undergraduate Students