NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 106 to 120 of 2,418 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lundmark, Jennifer; Paradis, Jeffrey; Kapp, Micaela; Lowe, Elizabeth; Tashiro, Lynn – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
In late 2011, we created a Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) program focused on improving student performance in high-risk STEM courses. Our PALs are modeled after the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program, which has been shown to provide long- and short-term benefits to both students (Chan & Bauer, 2015; Gosser, Kampeier, & Pratibha, 2010;…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Facilitators (Individuals), Peer Groups, Peer Teaching
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sabel, Jaime L.; Vo, Tina; Alred, Ashley; Dauer, Jenny M.; Forbes, Cory T. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Although knowledge of disciplinary concepts and epistemic understanding of science are foundations of scientific literacy, students must learn to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. To engage effectively with contemporary water-related challenges with scientific and social dimensions, students need to understand the properties of water…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Science Process Skills, Decision Making
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Young, Kaisa E.; Young, Chadwick H.; Beyer, Adam – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
We compare student learning and perception data from astronomy, physics, and geology courses taught in a traditional classroom with individual desks to the same classes taught in a large auditorium. In a large student sample (1,593 students), there is no clear difference between rooms in measures of failure rates or average final grades. However,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses, College Science, School Space
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sas, Magdalena; Bendixen, Lisa D.; Crippen, Kent J.; Saddler, Sterling – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Online discussions have become inherent components of both face-to-face and distance education college courses, yet they often fail to provide much benefit to students' learning outcomes. One reason behind this phenomenon is the lack of or inadequate scaffolding or guidance provided to students when participating on asynchronous discussion boards.…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Science Instruction, College Science, Concept Mapping
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lysne, Steven J.; Miller, Brant G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Active instructional approaches have been demonstrated to result in greater student achievement, prompting institutions to transition to more active learning environments. However, little work has been conducted to specifically measure the retention of knowledge gained. The purpose of the research presented here was to test assumptions regarding…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Carloye, Lisa – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
In this article, the author introduces the usage of case studies to be an excellent method for engaging students through stories. The author notes she developed a series of mini-case studies that can be implemented, with a little advance preparation, within a 10- to 15-minute window during lecture. What makes them "mini" case studies?…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Case Studies, Active Learning, Lecture Method
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Phillips, Jeffrey A.; Clemmer, Katharine W.; McCallum, Jeremy E. B.; Zachariah, Thomas M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Well-developed, problem-solving skills are essential for any student enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course as well as for graduates in the workforce. One of the most essential skills is the ability to monitor one's own progress and understanding while solving a problem. Successful monitoring during the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Models, STEM Education, Skill Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Nilsson, Melanie R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
This column shares reflections or thoughtful opinions on issues of broad interest to the community. This month's issue calls on STEM professionals to take three simple steps toward diversifying the STEM workforce.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Bias, Aggression
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
French, Debbie A.; Burrows, Andrea C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Increases in student-centered pedagogy have been more prevalent in K-12 education than in collegiate undergraduate science education. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using student-centered pedagogy advocated in K-12 education on introductory astronomy students' content knowledge, interest, and recall of content taught in…
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Science Instruction, Student Centered Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Loui, Michael C.; Lin, Athena – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
In science and engineering courses, instructors administer multiple examinations as major assessments of students' learning. When a student is unable to take an exam, the instructor might estimate the missing exam score to calculate the student's course grade. Using exam score data from multiple offerings of two large courses at a public…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Tests, Scoring, Regression (Statistics)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fautch, Jessica M.; Foresman, James B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Introductory science courses serve a population of students in the major (i.e., chemistry) as well as those students outside the discipline (i.e., premed, biology, engineering). In an effort to help this diverse population of students connect personally with the content of the course, we sought ways to include student-centered activities, provide…
Descriptors: College Science, Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Student Centered Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Buchenroth-Martin, Cynthia; DiMartino, Trevor; Martin, Andrew P. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Collaborative learning in small groups is commonly implemented as a part of student-centered curricula. In large-enrollment courses, details of the interactions among students as a consequence of working in collaborative groups are often unknown but are important because how students interact influences the effectiveness of peer learning. We…
Descriptors: Interaction, Active Learning, Social Networks, Network Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Goacher, Robyn E.; Kline, Cynthia M.; Targus, Alexis; Vermette, Paul J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
We describe how a practical instructional development process helped a first-year assistant professor rapidly develop, implement, and assess the impact on her Analytical Chemistry course caused by three changes: (a) moving the lab into the same semester as the lecture, (b) developing a more collaborative classroom environment, and (c) increasing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Johnson, Amy Flanagan; Graves, Chiron W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
This article details the aim, development, and implementation of the Chemistry-Genetics Course Collaborative (CGCC), a cotaught offering of a human genetics course with an honors introductory chemistry course. The CGCC was formed to fully integrate the two courses, along with the associated chemistry lab, to create an interdisciplinary scientific…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Genetics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hensiek, Sarah; DeKorver, Brittland K.; Harwood, Cynthia J.; Fish, Jason; O'Shea, Kevin; Towns, Marcy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Digital badging is an innovative method of valid, evidence-based assessment that may be used to assess hands-on skills in undergraduate science laboratories, in research laboratories, and in fieldwork. A digital badge contains information about who was awarded the badge, the criteria used, the evidence submitted, the issuer, the date issued, and…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Evaluation Methods, Academic Achievement, Evidence Based Practice
Pages: 1  |  ...  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  ...  |  162