In this issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching, learn about how a large southeastern university developed specialized science training for elementary preservice teachers. Discover how a course for first-year science majors encourages STEM persistence through an innovative field trip. And read about the successes and challenges of a campus-wide professional development program.
By Lester Paldy
Community colleges enroll almost half of U.S. undergraduates and were predicted to produce 12% of the workforce for STEM professions in 2018. Half of ...
By Jamie Pawloski and Patrick Shabram
National science education documents emphasize new learning outcomes of elementary students; therefore, the preparation of elementary teachers should ...
By Tammy D. Lee and Bonnie Glass
At our small liberal arts college, we recently introduced a field trip–based course as a requirement for all first-year science majors. This course,...
By Emma Kamen and Alessandra Leri
Although peer interaction in the college classroom may benefit some students by developing peer networks for future collaborations, prior research has...
By Michael Brown and Robert M. DeMonbrun
This study examines the initial integration of engineering design in an introductory preservice elementary biology content course using a life science...
By Jeffrey D. Radloff, Selcen Guzey, David Eichinger and Brenda M. Capobianco
This article describes a quasi-experimental study conducted in two Organic Chemistry I classrooms at a diverse, urban, public university. The treatmen...
By Edith Rosales, Alla Chavarga, Evan Grandoit, Shoshana Mayer, Natasha Hackman, Milushka Elbulok-Charcape, Alison C. Domzalski and Gail Horowitz
In recent years, video-based lectures have been increasingly used in education as part of flipped classroom approaches, adult education, distance lear...
By Kevin W. Davies
Gateways-ND is a 5-year, National Science Foundation–funded effort directed toward three goals: maximizing the instructional effectiveness of postse...
By Melissa Vosen Callens, Paul Kelter, Jill Motschenbacher, James Nyachwaya, Jared L. Ladbury and Anna M. Semanko