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Journal of College Science Teaching—March/April 2020


Volume 49, Number 4, March/April 2020

Journal Article

Nonideal Placement of Nonmajors in Biology Major and Allied Health Courses Results in Poor Performance and Higher Attrition Rates

Nonideal enrollment of nonbiology majors into biology majors courses serves as an impediment to academic success and negatively impacts rates of col...

By Farshad Tamari, Mary Dawson, and Ivan Shun Ho

Postsecondary Biology Curriculum Learning Progression Teacher Preparation

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Engineering Essential Attributes of Cooperative Learning and Quality Discourse in a Large Enrollment Course by Leveraging Clicker Devices

This article describes how clickers (student response systems) may be used to assess and support the development of productive process skills and di...

By Christopher Bauer

Postsecondary Research Teaching Strategies

Journal Article

Classroom Observations to Characterize Active Learning Within Introductory Undergraduate Science Courses

In this article, the authors describe how classroom observations were used to characterize differences in instructional practices among undergraduat...

By Katherine McCance, Timothy Weston, and Emily Niemeyer

Postsecondary Research Teaching Strategies

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Outcomes for Peer-Based Mentors in a University-Wide STEM Persistence Program: A Three-Year Analysis

While the majority of STEM persistence has focused on outcomes for first-year students, there has been little investigation into the outcomes for pe...

By Dean T. Spaulding, Jelane A. Kennedy, Amanda Rozsavolgyi, and Wilfredo Colón

Postsecondary Preservice Science Education Research Teacher Preparation

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Constructive Error Climate: A Classroom Assessment Technique in Science Classes

Although making errors in the learning process is common, it is usually perceived by students as something negative and a potential threat to self-e...

By Yunteng He

Postsecondary Assessment Preservice Science Education Research

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Design and Impact of an Undergraduate Civic Science Course

An interdisciplinary group of faculty members from Tufts University developed an undergraduate civic science course designed to help students better...

By Jonathan Garlick, Inger Bergom, and Annie Soisson

Interdisciplinary Teacher Preparation Technology

Journal Article

Action Research: Using a 5E Instructional Approach to Improve Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Instruction

A physics laboratory instructor used action research to effectively implement a 5E instructional approach, which incorporated scientific practices. ...

By Ozden Sengul and Renee Schwartz

Postsecondary 5E Physics Research Teacher Preparation

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Features of an Effective Future-Faculty Teaching-Development Program

Many institutions are preparing graduate students and postdoctorals (future faculty) for effective teaching in undergraduate science, technology, en...

By Jacinta Mutambuki, Regina Frey, and Denise Leonard

Postsecondary STEM Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

Journal Article

Course-Based Research in the First Semester of College

Undergraduate students are increasingly aware of complex global challenges and have a strong desire to take action and create change. Course-based u...

By Christina Cianfrani and Sarah Hews

Postsecondary Environmental Science Inquiry Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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