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Marshall, Jill A.; Banner, Jay L.; You, Hye Sun – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This study investigated the interaction of disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning in a team-taught, first-year, interdisciplinary sustainability course. We surveyed (pre/post) both STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and non-STEM majors (N = 241), assessing attitudes and content knowledge. Responses were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, STEM Education, College Freshmen, Team Teaching
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Seymour, Elaine – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
This three-year survey of undergraduates (n=330) in science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) majors indicates that a large proportion of those who switch from SME majors acknowledge difficulties that arise from structural and cultural sources rather than from personal inadequacy. Those who persevere make effective use of situational resources…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Career Change