NSTA RSS Feeds 

BROWSE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Journal of College Science Teaching issues for the year 2015 are currently being displayed

Switch Year:  

Switch Journal:  

Journal Cover Journal of College Science Teaching

September 2015

Learn how one author increased student confidence in giving scientific presentations by showing them how to present findings as a narrative story or personal anecdote. Don’t miss the study that assessed the effect of a problem-based learning teaching strategy on student academic achievement in an undergraduate Biomechanics course. Also, read how participation in Saturday Science—a weekend science enrichment program where local families are invited to participate in hands-on science activities—led to increased confidence for student teachers in various aspects of science teaching and learning.

Free Articles in this Journal: 2  (View Articles)

Articles for Purchase in this Journal: 10  (View Articles)
Journal Cover Journal of College Science Teaching

July 2015

How do you handle the challenge of identifying textbooks or other reading materials that are written at the appropriate reading grade level yet still offer the desired content? See "Assessing the Readability of Geoscience Textbooks" to learn how one author assessed the readability of various materials to ensure that the text was not too challenging for students to comprehend. The Case Study article offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to helping students (and instructors) write case studies that are creative, well researched, and useful for teaching a topic to others. And don't miss the Research and Teaching article that explores the effectiveness of incorporating 3D tactile images critical for learning STEM into entry-level lab courses for both sighted and vision-impaired students.

Free Articles in this Journal: 1  (View Articles)

Articles for Purchase in this Journal: 11  (View Articles)
Journal Cover Journal of College Science Teaching

May 2015

See the Two-Year Community column to learn how one group of authors integrated reading and comprehension skills in an introductory biology course for students requiring biology remediation in a community college. Another article explores whether large-enrollment introductory courses, with their challenges for both students and faculty, can be transformed by the use of learning assistants. And don't miss the Research and Teaching article that examines the use of group take-home exams in place of traditional exams as a way to reduce students' test anxiety, foster their interpersonal skills, and enable them to better apply and synthesize knowledge.

Free Articles in this Journal: 0  

Articles for Purchase in this Journal: 0  
Journal Cover Journal of College Science Teaching

March 2015

Although there are many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in authentic research projects, little is known about the efficacy of such programs in achieving desired student learning outcomes. See Authentic Science Research Opportunities for a study that uses qualitative and quantitative data, surveys, and interviews to examine this issue. Do you use case studies in your teaching? If so, you may have wondered how to make those case studies part of your tests. Clyde F. Herreid provides some answers to this question in the Case Study column. And read about two cohort programs at a small liberal arts college designed to support the development of students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields in terms of their drive to succeed, their sense of belonging at college, and their learning in STEM courses in Broadening Access to Science.

Free Articles in this Journal: 1  (View Articles)

Articles for Purchase in this Journal: 10  (View Articles)
Journal Cover Journal of College Science Teaching

January 2015

Can online homework assignments predict the development of problem-solving skills for students taking an introductory physics course? See "The Role of Online Homework" to find out. Read about an innovative student-centered program with a focus on research designed to increase STEM retention rates of underrepresented students. Also, don't miss the study that examines the teaching beliefs and practices of science faculty with education specialties and how these beliefs and practices relate to national pedagogical reform efforts.

Free Articles in this Journal: 1  (View Articles)

Articles for Purchase in this Journal: 10  (View Articles)