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Terry, Thomas M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1980
Compared are two approaches to exam writing in which the narrative approach is described as a novel, creative, and integrated learning opportunity. In this approach, a single system is chosen in which questions are asked that challenge the student to perceive interrelationships between principles and details previously learned. (CS)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Content, Evaluation Methods
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Taylor, Joseph A.; Lunetta, Vincent N.; Dana, Thomas M.; Tasar, Mehmet F. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2002
Describes an engineering course for education and other nonscience majors. In this course, students integrate basic principles of applied physical science and engineering to solve authentic design problems. Discusses the nature of the interactive and problem-based instructional format and its effects on developing students' scientific inquiry…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Higher Education
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Malachowski, Mitchell R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an interdisciplinary science course for non-science majors taught by faculty from five different departments. Discussed is the make-up of the course, its relative strengths and weaknesses, and possibilities for further adaptation. Topics covered include the nature of science, health care, the aging process, and environmental issues.…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, College Science, Curriculum Development
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Collea, Francis P. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed is the underrepresentation of minorities and women pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees in science and engineering. Two intervention programs are described in detail-Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and the Minority Engineering Program (MEP). (KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Disabilities, Engineering Education, Ethnic Groups
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Gratz, Ronald K. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a method of teaching laboratory report writing to undergraduate students. The sections of student lab reports are reviewed and compared with scientific papers. The writing process including drafts and peer review is discussed. Results of the use of this method are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Content Area Writing, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Beasley, Edward E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described are teaching strategies used to minimize visual communication gaps. Discussed are one-page outlines, outline spinoffs, and the management of a unit of material. A sample outline is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Blindness, College Science, Disabilities, Educational Improvement
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Burns, Ralph A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Presented are studies which confirm the idea that factors related to the format, the order of items presented, and the presentation style can affect the impact of information and student recall. Discussed are dynamic presentations, enumerated items, impact and timing, pairing of items, data summaries, and information load. (CW)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Science, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Strauss, Michael; Fulwiler, Toby – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
An open format in which students keep log books to help them become more active in the learning process is discussed. Included are creative thought and language, visualization, and using writing to learn how to learn. Examples of student writing are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Strategies
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Snyder, H. David – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
The impact and uses of new technologies in science teaching are discussed. Included are computers, software, sensors, integrated circuits, computer signal access, and computer interfaces. Uses and advantages of these new technologies are suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Reviews a monograph which addresses children's higher-order thinking skills. Suggests the following for teaching problem solving: identify and develop content-independent and content-dependent problem-solving skills, connect developed skills through workshop-style activities to subject discipline, and help students identify and reconstruct their…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures
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Sullivan, Dan M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
Presents advice that professors can give to their students on how to obtain quality, positive job or school references. (PR)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Science, Higher Education, Job Search Methods
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Halyard, Rebecca A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
The new president of the Society for College Science Teachers describes the new goals of the organization. (PR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Science, Higher Education, Objectives