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Dansereau, David; Carmichael, L. E.; Hotson, Brian – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
An important foundational skill developed in an undergraduate science program is the ability to find, critically evaluate, and communicate scientific information. Effective science communication depends on good writing; therefore, we leveraged student support services offered by the Writing Centre and Academic Communications, in conjunction with…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Writing Skills, Content Area Writing, Biology
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Shellito, Cindy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
Students in introductory college science courses often have a simplified understanding of the scientific method. To introduce students to the complexity of the scientific process and the value of empirical observations, I implemented a semester-long assignment that required introductory-level college science students to build and calibrate weather…
Descriptors: Weather, College Science, Measurement Equipment, Science Equipment
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Bank, Carl-Georg; Daxberger, Heidi – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
Concept maps make connections between ideas apparent, and thus would seem ideally suited to demonstrate learning. Yet, they are not widely used by instructors, particularly in large university classes. In this paper we review the strengths and rationale behind concept maps and provide examples we have used to structure content for one of our…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Introductory Courses, Science Education, Student Evaluation
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Freeman, Scott; Pape-Lindstrom, Pamela; Casper, Anne; Eddy, Sarah – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
High-structure course designs have reduced achievement gaps for low-income and underrepresented minority students at research universities. But do community college students have time to do the preclass preparation required for intensive active learning, given their work and family commitments? We asked introductory majors biology students at two…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Biology, Majors (Students)
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Fisher, Emily; Arens, Nan Crystal – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
Individuals use information selectively, in ways that support group beliefs or one's psychological needs--this is motivated reasoning. Motivated reasoning is revealed in correlations between (1) opinions/knowledge and (2) individual cognitive preferences, such as need for closure, belief in a just world, and authoritarianism. We ask whether…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Climate, Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level
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Packard, Becky Wai-Ling; Solyst, Jaemarie; Pai, Anisha; Yu, Lu – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
While research has demonstrated the links between active learning and student success, lecture remains a dominant instructional method within introductory STEM courses. In this project, we used the strategy of enlisting peer mentors to develop and facilitate active learning modules within introductory computer science. First, we describe the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Modules, Student Developed Materials, Self Efficacy
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McCance, Katherine; Weston, Timothy; Niemeyer, Emily – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
In this article, the authors describe how classroom observations were used to characterize differences in instructional practices among undergraduate science courses. Student and faculty behaviors and dialogues were quantified using the Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol (TDOP) in introductory science courses across multiple disciplines…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Active Learning, Introductory Courses, College Science
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Bauer, Christopher – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
This article describes how clickers (student response systems) may be used to assess and support the development of productive process skills and discourse patterns within student teams during class periods. Clicker questions may poll the class about specific features of the internal workings of teams, such as role rotation, helpful or distracting…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Class Size, Audience Response Systems, Teamwork
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Spaulding, Dean T.; Kennedy, Jelane A.; Rozsavolgyi, Amanda; Colón, Wilfredo – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
While the majority of STEM persistence has focused on outcomes for first-year students, there has been little investigation into the outcomes for peer mentors. Of the studies conducted, results are promising. Benefits for peer mentors include a change in their perceptions on teaching and learning; an improvement in their communication,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Peer Teaching, Mentors, STEM Education
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Smith-Peavler, Emily; Gardner, Grant E.; Otter, Ryan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Visual representations of physical and natural phenomena are important components of the teaching and learning of biology. In current undergraduate biology classrooms, visual representations are most often provided to students on PowerPoint slides. This study focuses on the use of, and perceptions about, PowerPoint in undergraduate introductory…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Idsardi, Robert; Hahn, Daniel A.; Bokor, Julie R.; Luft, Julie A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Science faculty are being asked to create active learning experiences that engage students in core concepts and science practices. This article describes an approach to developing active learning lessons from authentic science research projects using the 5E lesson format. Included is a description of the 5Es and a template for creating a 5E…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses, Active Learning
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Wood, Philip Matchett; Bhute, Vijesh – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Online software systems are extensively used to give students practice on course content, especially in mathematics and physics courses. They offer instant feedback, and several of these systems are open source or very economical compared with hiring graders for traditional paper-and-pencil-based homework (PPH). In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Homework, Probability, Comparative Analysis
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Co, Elizabeth – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Critical thinking skills are sought after in the workforce and are often included in course, departmental, and programmatic learning objectives. However, in the curriculum of many courses we tend to focus on content rather than on fostering the growth of the cognitive skills needed to improve critical thinking ability. Further, skills are…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Critical Thinking, Lecture Method, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Radlof, Jeffrey D.; Guzey, Selcen; Eichinger, David; Capobianco, Brenda M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
This study examines the initial integration of engineering design in an introductory preservice elementary biology content course using a life science design task focused on composting. The task, informed by a three-dimensional learning approach, required preservice teachers to research and model the process and use of composting to help the…
Descriptors: Biology, Engineering, Design, Introductory Courses
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Brown, Michael; DeMonbrun, Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Although peer interaction in the college classroom may benefit some students by developing peer networks for future collaborations, prior research has suggested that these relationships most often benefit students from overrepresented communities, while minoritized student populations may gain less from these experiences. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Physics, College Science, Help Seeking, White Students
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