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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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Coffman, Kirsten E.; Martínez-Gálvez, Gabriel; Brown, Ashley K.; Matchett, William E.; Horazdovsky, Bruce F. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Mayo Clinic annually trains over 1,000 predoctoral students and postdoctoral research fellows in medicine and biomedical sciences. However, training opportunities are limited for those interested in teaching and mentoring undergraduates. Predoctoral students sought to provide practical, trainee-led, pedagogical learning opportunities. A survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, College Faculty
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Reinbold, Stephen L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
A critical thinking assessment was used to compare biology students in a nonmajors course who participated in either a multisemester research program or in a one-semester lab study. Initially, it was thought the former would be more effective in promoting critical thinking improvement than the latter. Data from nine biology classes with pre- and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Science Instruction, Biology, Genetics
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Bonham, Scott W.; Jones, Kolton; Luna, Brian; Pauley, Lance – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Students in introductory science laboratory courses benefit from comprehensive technical writing instruction. Written communication is an important skill for people in the workforce as well as education; STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students need to develop good technical writing skills, and most enter college with…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Technical Writing, Introductory Courses, College Science
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Miller, Travis A.; Carver, Jeffrey S.; Roy, Abhik – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This article outlines a study that compared an online virtual laboratory with a face-to-face laboratory. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a virtual method of instruction for a general studies, physical science laboratory course. Using a pretest-posttest only design with nonequivalent control groups, differences…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Herreid, Clyde Freeman – 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. This issue offers tips on writing an effective case study.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
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Franklin, Scott V.; Hane, Elizabeth; Kustusch, Mary Bridget; Ptak, Corey; Sayre, Eleanor C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The authors present a three-pronged approach to developing metacognitive strategies in two targeted populations in STEM--deaf/hard-of-hearing students and (separately) first-generation students--who share similar obstacles in their transition to college.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Partial Hearing, STEM Education, First Generation College Students
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Kinner, David; Lord, Mark – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Participation in course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) allows students greater and equitable access to the high-impact practice, especially in the STEM disciplines. In a National Science Foundation-sponsored project, small groups of students completed authentic research projects in eight introductory to upper level geoscience…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, College Science
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Rivera, Seema – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Many undergraduate students will experience being taught by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs); therefore, focusing on GTA pedagogy is in the best interest of the students and university as a whole. Based on a Masters of Arts in Teaching program, a 5-week intensive summer training session for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Students
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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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