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Journal of College Science Teaching—Fall 2023

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cover fall 2023

Fall 2023

Volume 52, Number 7

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What’s New in NSTA Journals for 2023 and 2024?

Beginning in January 2024, NSTA’s journals will be hosted on the T&F Online platform ( NSTA’s journals will be an...

By Peter Lindeman

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Learning by Listing

Undergraduate STEM students may be overwhelmed by the complex information they are exposed to during their education. Even so, there are a handful of ...

By Nora Demers

Pre-service Teachers Preservice Science Education Teaching Strategies

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A Pandemic-Resilient CURE Shifts Community College Students From Knowledge Consumers to Authentic Knowledge Producers

Academic food security aims to provide students with sufficient access to knowledge (one key academic nutrient) in order to limit intellectual hunger....

By Thomas M. Onorato, Nathalie Oulhen, Gerardo Reyes, Stephany Foster, Cosmo A. Pieplow, Janet E. Rollins, Jacqueline A. Brashears, Claudette Davis, Ian Alberts, Ingrid D. Veras, and Gary M. Wessel

Distance Learning Pedagogy Research Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Undergraduate Summer Research Program in the Midst of a Pandemic

Although many summer undergraduate research programs made the decision to delay, cancel, or suspend their summer experiences in response to the corona...

By Ethell Vereen, Munichia McCalla, Joshua Fullerton, and Cynthia Trawick

Distance Learning Research Teaching Strategies

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Argumentation Goes Viral

Although argumentation is a critical historical component of scientific literacy, the recent coronavirus pandemic and associated issues have highlight...

By David C. Owens, Noah P. Sheridan, and Amanda L. Townley

5E Research Sensemaking Teaching Strategies

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Using a Socioscientific Issues Approach in an Undergraduate Environmental Science Course

A perennial goal of science educators is to develop functional scientific literacy in their students, especially those who will not become professiona...

By Mark H. Newton

Environmental Science Preservice Science Education Teaching Strategies

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Development and Implementation of an Undergraduate STEM Peer Coaching Program

Undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences have academic, psychological, and social challenges that require ad...

By Laura E. Swann, Jonathan L. Hall, Katie Vaccaro-Garska, Samantha R. Seals, and Pamela P. Benz

Pedagogy Preservice Science Education STEM Teaching Strategies

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Using the Critical Response Process for Kinder, More Constructive Peer Review in Science Seminar Courses

Existing processes for academic peer review can yield unnecessarily harsh critiques that focus on any vulnerability rather than constructive feedback ...

By Lekelia D. Jenkins

Assessment Curriculum Research Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Undergraduate Learning Assistants Foster Students’ Resilience During Transition to Online Learning in a Large Microbiology Classroom

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a series of emergency transitions to online learning for academic institutions around the world. Previous studies have sh...

By Kathleen Hefferon and Esther Angert

Pre-service Teachers Biology Distance Learning New Science Teachers Preservice Science Education

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Student Self-Care in the Sciences

Instructor support is associated with various positive outcomes for students. Self-care (taking care of one’s physical, mental, and emotional health...

By Carly Yadon

Advocacy Leadership Preservice Science Education Teaching Strategies

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Emphasis on Quality in iNaturalist Plant Collections Enhances Learning and Research Utility

Following the switch to remote online teaching in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the plant taxonomy course at the University of Georgia (UGA) swit...

By Mason C. McNair, Chelsea M. Sexton, and Mark Zenoble

Biology Citizen Science Preservice Science Education

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Examining Self-Efficacy, Science Identity, and Sense of Belonging Within a Cohort-Based STEM Program

Since 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF)–funded Science, Technology, and Math Preparation Scholarships (STAMPS) project has provided financ...

By Ayesha S. Boyce, Cherie Avent, Adeyemo Adetogun, Christopher Hall, Lynn Sametz, P. Lee Phillips, Amelia Kane, Jeffrey Patton, Kimberly Petersen, and Malcolm Schug

Research STEM Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Fostering Scientific Literacy With Problem Sets That Generate Cognitive Presence and Fulfill Basic Psychological Needs

Guided by self-determination theory to design an authentic learning environment, we attempted repeated engagement in critical evaluation of evidence t...

By Guang Jin, Alicia Wodika, Rebekka Darner, and Jianwei Lai

Literacy Research Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Low-Level Learning

More than 8 out of every 10 college students are not STEM majors, yet we have little understanding about learning expectations for them. We used the r...

By Austin Heil, Cara Gormally, and Peggy Brickman

Biology Preservice Science Education STEM

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Using Fiction and Nonfiction Readings in Climate Change Education

Facts about climate change are often ineffective in impacting people’s climate change beliefs or environmentally related behaviors. Multiple theorie...

By Alison Singer, Caitlin Kirby, and Eleanor Rappolee

Climate Change Literacy Research Teaching Strategies

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The Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning in Teaching Quantitative Reasoning With Ternary Diagrams in a Science Class

Quantitative reasoning, although included in most science courses, can be challenging to teach. In this article, we explore whether cooperative learni...

By Man-Yin Tsang, Lisa Tutty, and Carl-Georg Bank

Assessment Research STEM Teaching Strategies

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An Online Introductory Biology Laboratory Utilizing Inquiry-Based Methods Leads to High Student Satisfaction

Online laboratories can be an effective way to introduce students to lab concepts while providing flexibility, increased access, and reduced costs. Ho...

By Colin Harrison, Clarke Britton, Hannah Shin, and Yassin Watson

Biology Distance Learning Inquiry Research

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Assessing Student Success in a Peer Assisted Learning Program Using Propensity Score Matching

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program at Sacramento State was established in 2012 with one section supporting introductory chemistry. The program n...

By Corey Shanbrom, Michelle Norris, Caitlin Esgana, Matthew Krauel, Vincent Pigno, and Jennifer Lundmark

Assessment Inclusion Research STEM Teaching Strategies

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Teaching Preservice Teachers the Water Cycle With a Conceptual Change Model

The purposes of this study were to examine preservice elementary teachers’ conception of the water cycle; determine if participating in a conceptual...

By Patricia Morrell and Adele Schepige

Earth & Space Science Inquiry Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation

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Comparing Undergraduate Nature of Science Views in Traditional Versus Inquiry-Taught Science Courses

This qualitative study compares the views about nature of science (NOS) between students enrolled in a traditional lecture and laboratory course and s...

By Alex T. St. Louis and Hayat Hokayem

Inquiry Research Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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