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Exploratory Study on the Use of Primary Scientific Literature in Undergraduate Education: Faculty Practices and Perceptions

Abstract Calls for changes in science education over the last several decades have contributed to a changing landscape of undergraduate life science education. As opposed to simply lecturing at students and expecting them to recite science facts, there has been a strong push to make systemic changes so that students not only know pertinent science content, but also walk away with critical science process skills. There have been suggestions to create environments that focus on goals such as evaluating scientific evidence and explanations, understanding the development of scientific knowledge, and participating in scientific practice and discourse. As a part of the call for increases in student participation in science practice, we’ve seen suggestion... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Wagoner, Nevada (Author) / Brownell, Sara (Advisor) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational sociology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 56 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Biology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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