Reform in Undergraduate Science Teaching for the 21st Century

Edited by:
Dennis W. Sunal, University of Alabama
Emmett L. Wright, Kansas State University
Jeanelle Bland, Eastern Connecticut State University

A volume in the series: Research in Science Education. Editor(s): Dennis W. Sunal, University of Alabama. Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, University of Alabama. Emmett L. Wright, Kansas State University.

Published 2006

CONTENTS
Introduction and Overview: Improving Undergraduate Science Teaching Through Educational Research. Part I. Lessons from Research on Reform in Undergraduate Science: Science Education Reform and Higher Education: A Historical Perspective. Reform in Undergraduate Science Classrooms. Science Education Reform: Factors Affecting Science and Science Education Faculty Collaborations. The Importance of Prior Knowledge in College Science Instruction. Innovative Pedagogy for Meaningful Learning in Undergraduate Science. Interdisciplinary Curriculum Planning in a College Course. Assessment in College Science Courses. Teaching for Diversity in Undergraduate Science. Integrating Information Technology into Undergraduate Science. Teaching Undergraduate Science Online. Professional Development of University Science Faculty Through Action Research. A Case Study of a National Undergraduate Science Reform Effort. Part II. Perspectives on Reform in Undergraduate Science: A Large University Perspective on Reform in Teaching Undergraduate Science: A Geologist’s Personal Practice Theories and Pedagogical Change. A Small Four-Year College Perspective on Reform in Teaching Undergraduate Science. A Two-Year College Perspective on Linking Policy and Research to Support Science Education Professional Practice. A Science Education Research Organization’s Perspective on Reform in Teaching Undergraduate Science. A Science Research Organization Perspective on Reform in Teaching Undergraduate Science. Scientists’ Perspective on Reform in Teaching Undergraduate Science: Serving Preservice Science Teachers in the Context of a Heterogeneous Student Population. A University Student’s Perspective on Reform in Teaching Undergraduate Science. A University Science Education Researcher’s Perspective on Reform in Teaching Undergraduate Science. Part III. Innovative Models for Reform in Undergraduate Science: A Model for Reform in Teaching in the Biological Sciences: Changing the Culture of an Introductory Biology Course. A Model for Reform in Teaching in the Biological Sciences: Infrastructure for Inquiry in an Introductory Biology Laboratory. A Model for Reform in Teaching Chemistry: With a Focus on Please recommend our books and journals to your library! Prospective Elementary Teachers. A Model for Reform in Teaching Physics: Large Enrollment Physics Classes. A Model for Reform in Teaching Geological Laboratory Science. A Model for Reform in Teaching Integrated Science: Promoting Scientific Literacy Among Undergraduate Non-Science Majors. A Model for Reform in Teaching in Engineering and Technology: Creating Links Among Disciplines for Increased Scientific Literacy. A Model for Reform in Teaching in Engineering and Technology: With a Focus on Prospective Elementary Teachers. A Model for Reform in Teaching in Engineering and Technology: Artificial Intelligence Systems in Science.