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Marbach-Ad, Gili; Hunt, Carly; Thompson, Katerina V. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Employers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields report that recent graduates are deficient in important skills such as collaboration and professional writing. Scientific societies and science educators have responded to the gap between student skills and employer expectations by recommending that undergraduate STEM…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Job Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Riedinger, Kelly; Marbach-Ad, Gili; McGinnis, J. Randy; Hestness, Emily; Pease, Rebecca – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
We investigated curricular and pedagogical innovations in an undergraduate science methods course for elementary education majors at the University of Maryland. The goals of the innovative elementary science methods course included: improving students' attitudes toward and views of science and science teaching, to model innovative science teaching…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Education Majors, Field Trips, Elementary School Science
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Rotbain, Yosi; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Stavy, Ruth – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
We present an active way to use a computer animation in secondary molecular genetics class. For this purpose we developed an activity booklet that helps students to work interactively with a computer animation which deals with abstract concepts and processes in molecular biology. The achievements of the experimental group were compared with those…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Animation, Computer Graphics
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Sokolove, Phillip G.; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Fusco, Judith – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Investigates whether students who had access to Internet study rooms would make use of them for out-of-class group study and how students perceived their online group study experience in comparison with face-to-face group study in an introductory biology class. Survey results indicate that 47 students used online study rooms. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Group Activities
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Marbach-Ad, Gili; Sokolove, Phillip G. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2002
Examines student instructor communication in freshman classes taught either in traditional lecture style or by using a variety of student-centered, active learning approaches to engage students in the learning process (cooperative learning groups, wireless microphones, permanent name tags, in-class and out-of-class writing). Encourages students to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Biology, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail