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Journal of College Science Teaching—September/October 2019

In this issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching, find out how you can use mobile devices in a nonscience majors biology course. Read about the effects of Undergraduate Research Experiences on educational and career paths. And learn about an island ecology course for educators that bridges the gap between science and education through community partnerships.
Explanatory Thinking Using Mobile Devices in a Nonscience Majors Biology Course

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Explanatory Thinking Using Mobile Devices in a Nonscience Majors Biology Course

This article describes a course redesign to enhance explanatory thinking, engagement in scientific modeling to explain phenomena, application to the...

Launching Sustainability Leadership: Long-Term Impacts on Educational and Career Paths in Undergraduate Research Experiences

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Launching Sustainability Leadership: Long-Term Impacts on Educational and Career Paths in Undergraduate Research Experiences

This exploratory study examines the potential of UREs for developing sustainability-minded professionals to address our increasingly serious and compl...

Island Ecology for Educators: An Interdisciplinary Course Bridging Science and Education Through Interactive Community Partnerships

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Island Ecology for Educators: An Interdisciplinary Course Bridging Science and Education Through Interactive Community Partnerships

The authors present a 5-week interdisciplinary summer course, Island Ecology for Educators, designed for both undergraduate and graduate students in t...

Faculty Adoption of Active Learning Strategies via Paired Teaching: Conclusions From Two Science Departments

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Faculty Adoption of Active Learning Strategies via Paired Teaching: Conclusions From Two Science Departments

The authors offer recommendations to universities interested in establishing a paired teaching program and to faculty members preparing to pair-teach....

Case Study: An Introduction to Biological Research Course for Undergraduate Biology Students

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Case Study: An Introduction to Biological Research Course for Undergraduate Biology Students

The authors describe a seminar course for firstyear university students designed as an introduction to biological research....

Point of View: Chinese Undergraduates in U.S. Science Programs: Challenge and Opportunity

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Point of View: Chinese Undergraduates in U.S. Science Programs: Challenge and Opportunity

This column shares reflections or thoughtful opinions on issues of broad interest to the community....

Two-Year Community: Editorial: Two-Year Colleges (TYCs) are Essential in Science Education Research and TYC faculty and Students Should Get Involved

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Two-Year Community: Editorial: Two-Year Colleges (TYCs) are Essential in Science Education Research and TYC faculty and Students Should Get Involved

This column shares reflections or thoughtful opinions on issues of broad interest to the community....

Research and Teaching: A Three-Year Retrospective Analysis Comparing Student Retention of Human Physiology Concepts in Flipped, Lecture, and Two-Stage Cooperative Testing Classrooms

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Research and Teaching: A Three-Year Retrospective Analysis Comparing Student Retention of Human Physiology Concepts in Flipped, Lecture, and Two-Stage Cooperative Testing Classrooms

This retrospective study investigated the effectiveness of an active approach to assessment (two-stage cooperative testing) as a means of improving s...

Research and Teaching: Micro-Agency: Measuring the Initiation of Agency Within Science Classes

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Research and Teaching: Micro-Agency: Measuring the Initiation of Agency Within Science Classes

This retrospective study investigated the effectiveness of an active approach to assessment (two-stage cooperative testing) as a means of improving s...

Research and Teaching: Charles Darwin,<i> The Origin of Species</i>, and Inductivism: Using Primary Sources and Controversy in the Elementary Preservice Classroom

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Research and Teaching: Charles Darwin,<i> The Origin of Species</i>, and Inductivism: Using Primary Sources and Controversy in the Elementary Preservice Classroom

This article describes a science inquiry course for elementary education majors to provide opportunities for students to engage in science and engine...

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