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Neuby, Barbara – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Discussions among professors often center on the topic of how to get students involved, how to enable them, and motivate them to learn more and to learn it better. The standard lecture format leaves most of us-teachers and students alike-wanting more. What can we do to accomplish these goals? A teaching method known as "inquiry teaching"…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Pai, Aditi – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
The Biology department at Spelman, a historically black women's college has undertaken a major curriculum revision in the last few years. A primary goal of this revision is to increase the breadth of topics in biology classes. Historically, classes in the areas of ecology and evolution have been underrepresented whereas Spelman has always offered…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Evolution, Advanced Courses, Biology