College Students' Opinions of Engaging Approaches in a Physical Science Course

Imagen de Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada
TítuloCollege Students' Opinions of Engaging Approaches in a Physical Science Course
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AutoresGonzález-Espada, WJ
JournalJournal of College Science Teaching
Volume38
Issue5
Pagination22 - 27
Date Published2009/05/00
ISBN NumberISSN-0047-231X
Palabras claveCollege Students, Expectation, Learner Engagement, Nonmajors, Physical Sciences, Science Curriculum, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
Abstract

Physical science courses have historically been taught from a variety of perspectives or emphases. In many cases, the instructor decides on the perspective and textbook for nonscience majors, so students rarely have a voice in the decision. This top-down approach and a potential gap between what instructors and students expect from a general education physical science course partly explain why students tend to see this course as boring and not applicable to their daily lives. In this study, college students weigh in on what emphasis might be more interesting and engaging in a physical science course for nonmajors. (Contains 2 tables.)

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