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Dark, Marta L.; Hylton, Derrick J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This article describes a general education course offering, Physics and the Arts. During the development of this course, physics and arts faculty collaborated closely. We cover the usual physics phenomena for such a course--light, color, and sound--in addition to gravity, equilibrium, and spacetime. Goals of the course are to increase students'…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Art Education, General Education
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Beck, Christopher W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Multiple national reports have pushed for the integration of quantitative concepts into the context of disciplinary science courses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quantitative and statistical literacy of biology students and explore learning gains when those skills were taught implicitly in the context of biology. I examined gains in…
Descriptors: Biology, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Concepts, Curriculum Enrichment
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Grossman, Gary D.; Simon, Troy N. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
We evaluated student perceptions of an inquiry-based, karaoke video exercise in six university classes ranging from first year to graduate level. Students created a 3-4 minute karaoke video on a topic relevant to class. Student responses to the project based on questionnaires and triangulation interviews were strongly positive. Students did not…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Inquiry, Active Learning, Ecology
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Powell, Nichole L.; Harmon, Brenda B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
Oxford College is a small liberal-arts intensive 2-year undergraduate division of Emory University, where inquiry-based courses are a required part of the general education program. We have developed an authentic research experience for undergraduates that mimics--as much as possible--a real undergraduate research experience. Our program provides…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Student Research
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Pai, Aditi; Benning, Tracy; Woods, Natasha; McGinnis, Gene; Chu, Joanne; Netherton, Josh; Bauerle, Cynthia – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
The authors used a case study-based approach in the introductory biology course at Spelman College. The course taught to entering freshmen was divided into three modules--ecology, evolution, and biodiversity, each designed around a case study. They noted that (1) case study teaching was dramatically more effective than the traditional lecture…
Descriptors: Ecology, Biodiversity, Lecture Method, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Regassa, Laura B.; Morrison-Shetlar, Alison I. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
Inquiry-based learning was used to enhance an undergraduate molecular biology course at Georgia Southern University, a primarily undergraduate institution in rural southeast Georgia. The goal was to use a long-term, in-class project to accelerate higher-order thinking, thereby enabling students to problem solve and apply their knowledge to novel…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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Sales, Jessica; Comeau, Dawn; Liddle, Kathleen; Perrone, Lisa; Palmer, Katrina; Lynn, David – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
To adequately prepare future faculty for their multiple roles as researchers, teachers, and colleagues, innovative teaching opportunities must be made available to doctoral students that allow them to maintain a high level of research productivity while acquiring independent teaching experience and training. A new program is developed that offers…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, College Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 2005
Smaller, faster computers, bullet-proof t-shirts, and itty-bitty robots--such are the promises of nanotechnology and the cylinder-shaped collection of carbon molecules known as nanotubes. But for these exciting ideas to become realities, scientists must understand how these miracle molecules perform under all sorts of conditions. This brief…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Molecular Structure, Structural Analysis (Science)