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Forbes, Cory T.; Brozovic, Nicholas; Franz, Trenton E.; Lally, Diane E.; Petitt, Destini N. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The most challenging global problems of our age involve coupled human--environmental systems within the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. The undergraduate students currently in our classrooms will be tomorrow's global citizens, each of whom must be prepared to understand and reason about these challenges and ultimately make decisions about them in a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Water, Literacy, Decision Making
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Aghekyan, Rosa – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Inclusion of model building in the learning process promotes a deep understanding of scientific content and concepts. Likewise, higher level questioning requires high cognitive demand and critical reasoning and leads to positive educational results. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the conjunction of higher level thinking…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Logical Thinking, Scientific Concepts
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Laflamme, Marc; Krull, Ulrich J.; deBraga, Michael; Piunno, Paul A. E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory (AIRLab) is a team-based multidisciplinary research course that focuses on the development of advanced skills including critical thinking, limits of knowledge awareness, metacognition, autonomy, professional capacity, and decision making in complex environments. For many students, AIRLab…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach, Scientific Research, Science Laboratories
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Aoh, Quyen L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. In this article, the author describes how she uses current biology-related news articles to introduce a course and its relevance, to actively engage students at the beginning of the semester, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Semester System, Current Events, Science Instruction
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Boda, Phillip; Weiser, Gary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Success for students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) within undergraduate chemistry courses is crucial for retention in science degree programs, especially for students perceived as lacking content knowledge and skills. This study leveraged blended learning structures in a remedial chemistry course combined…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Majors (Students), Process Education
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Furgal, Joseph – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This article describes the course design and teaching methodology for a polymer chemistry and applications lecture class specifically aimed at small college and university instruction.
Descriptors: Plastics, Small Colleges, Science Instruction, College Science
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Mraz-Craig, Jennifer A.; Daniel, Kristy L.; Bucklin, Carrie J.; Mishra, Chandrani; Ali, Laila; Clase, Kari L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This study took place in a biotechnology laboratory course series that provided students with authentic research experiences. We documented student identities after the experience and explored how these identities related to future career aspirations.
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Science Instruction
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Majetic, Cassie; Pellegrino, Catherine – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
News media reports of scientific discoveries are often oversimplified, lacking nuance and context. As a result, citizens need both science literacy and information literacy skills to both decode the science content in a media report and track down the original scientific literature that prompted the media report. This article evaluates the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Science Instruction, News Media, Hands on Science
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Tuthill, Matthew C.; Berestecky, John M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Studies consistently indicate that engaging students in research is successful in improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) retention and graduation rates. Given that nearly half of all U.S. students are enrolled in community colleges, and that 70% of those enrolled are either women or underrepresented ethnicities, these campuses…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Study, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Klemm, W. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Instead of flipping a conventional college course, here we consider flipping part of a conventional course into a whole new course. The idea tested here for three semesters was to split a full-featured traditional course into two linked courses: a condensed, 1-credit-hour, online mass-enrollment course on core ideas and skills paired with a…
Descriptors: Paired Associate Learning, College Instruction, Online Courses, Introductory Courses
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Mordacq, John C.; Drane, Denise L.; Swarat, Su L.; Lo, Stanley M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
In recent years, commissions and reports have called for laboratory courses that engage undergraduates in authentic research experiences. We present an iterative approach for developing course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) that help students learn scientific inquiry skills and foster expert-like perceptions about biology. This…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, College Science
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Train, Tonya Laakko; Miyamoto, Yuko J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
The ability to effectively communicate science is a skill sought after by graduate and professional schools as well as by employers in science-related fields. Are content-heavy undergraduate science curricula able to incorporate opportunities to develop science communication skills, and is promoting these skills worth the time and effort? The…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, College Science, Student Attitudes
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Andaya, Gillian; Hrabak, Victoria D.; Reyes, Sarah T.; Diaz, Rafael E.; McDonald, Kelly K. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
A postexam review activity was implemented in an introductory biology course to help students learn from their mistakes and strengthen reasoning and self-regulatory skills. The goal of this study was to design and test a strategy to measure the effectiveness of the postexam review using student performance and attitudinal measures. We evaluated…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Scott, Amy N.; McNair, Delores E.; Lucas, Jonathan C.; Land, Kirkwood M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Introductory science, math, and engineering courses often have problems related to student engagement, achievement, and course completion. To begin examining these issues in greater depth, this pilot study compared student engagement, achievement, and course completion in a small and large section of an introductory biology class. Results based on…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Prud'homme-Généreux, Annie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Misconceptions are sometimes called "alternative conceptions" in acknowledgement of the fact that although these concepts are inaccurate, they are congruent with prior experiences. The idea that misconceptions must be addressed to improve learning is helpful to remember when developing a case study. Students will bring their existing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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