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Is Brown’s model of intro science education effective?

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Is Brown’s model of intro science education effective?

April 2, 2013 0 comments

This four-part series examines the University’s approach to introducing students to science fields and how that approach may be re-envisioned.

Life sciences prove more appealing as electives

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Life sciences prove more appealing as electives

April 3, 2013 1 comment

Math expectations, lab requirements and teacher reputations sway students toward taking classes in life sciences for fun rather than in physical sciences.

Students often decide not to further pursue the pre-med track after receiving grades below their expectations in classes like CHEM 0350: “Organic Chemistry.”

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Students seek to balance professional goals, liberal learning

April 4, 2013 1 comment

Many students find their academic interests shifting elsewhere over time, often pointing to ‘weeder’ introductory science courses as a deterrent.

New biology courses, such as BIOL 0190R: “Phage Hunters,” which was introduced in 2011, have emphasized lab work and tactile learning.

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U. examines hands-on methods of teaching intro STEM

April 5, 2013 1 comment

As innovation in science pedagogy becomes a national priority, the University continues to explore new approaches to STEM education.