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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the use of self-directed learning in a large group class. Describes a workshop for developing group communication skills. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Higher Education
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Crow, Linda W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses five strategies to use in creating an environment that will foster the development of critical thinking. To make thinking the subject of instruction; focusing on the key aspects of higher-order thinking; providing opportunities for continual, explicit practice; questioning and developing an investigative nature; and reinforcing the…
Descriptors: College Science, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Instruction
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Abraham, Michael R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Examines two instructional strategies, the traditional and learning cycle approaches, and compares them with regard to the variables of sequence, format, and necessity. Concludes that students exposed to the laboratory and discussion type had higher test scores than those in the lecture or reading groups. (Author/RT)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational)