Practicing Science

Practicing Science

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In this collection of ten articles reprinted from the Journal of College Science Teaching, college and university science professors show how they have used investigative learning, or inquiry-based instruction, to introduce students to the process of science. These first-person accounts demonstrate how students, including non-science majors, can learn to do science as it is done in the real world, through hypothesis building, observation, and experimental design. The higher education faculty represented in this book is committed to the investigative approach. As one contributor writes, qWould I return to lecturing in a traditional fashion? Not a chance. The excitement and energy of a room of students working in groups, challenging each other, and questioning each other is what I'll always want to see in my classroom.qThe new laboratory was to include pedagogy reflecting these current recommendations on engaging medical biology students ... The techniques (i.e., laboratory skills such as animal surgery) that are learned in the classical physiology laboratory are ... There have been several reports on student- designed laboratory experiments as an alternative to standard laboratory manuals (Stewart 1988; Mills 1981;anbsp;...

Title:Practicing Science
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2001-01-01


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