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Vaughn, Ashley R.; Robbins, Jennifer R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Evolutionary theory is a central tenet of biological science, and it is essential for all science teachers, early childhood through secondary, to have a clear understanding of not only the science behind evolution, but also the legal precedents for teaching evolution in the classroom. This study examines the effectiveness of a curriculum on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Evolution, Public Schools
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Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana; Perry, Kristen H.; Presley, Jennifer B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
This article describes factors that influence the success of collaborations involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and Education faculty at research-focused universities who work toward postsecondary STEM education improvement. We provide insight into how interdisciplinary faculty may successfully collaborate given…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperation, College Faculty
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Jarvinen, Michael Keith; Jarvinen, Lamis Zaher; Sheehan, Danielle N. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2012
Today's undergraduates are highly engaged in a variety of social media outlets. Given their comfort with technology, we wondered if we could use this phenomenon to teach science-related material. We asked students to use freeware to make a short video with text, images, and music as a way to explain scientific concepts that are traditionally…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Video Technology, Scientific Concepts, Experiential Learning