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Science Courses for Non-Science Majors: A Roundtable held at Innovation in Honors Education

Hastings, Harold (1999) Science Courses for Non-Science Majors: A Roundtable held at Innovation in Honors Education. In: Science Courses for Non-Science Majors: A Roundtable held at Innovation in Honors Education, June 1999, Penn State University.

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Abstract

The design, construction and delivery of Science Honors Courses poses challenges not found in the design, construction and delivery of Honors courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Honors students enter with widely varying mathematical backgrounds and laboratory experience. Original materials are frequently difficult to read, and many journal articles in the sciences are virtually incomprehensible to the non-specialist. In addition, there may be conflicts between two worthy goals: teaching science literacy and teaching scientific methods. While not reaching definitive conclusions, this workshop explored key issues and provided examples of accepted best practices.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information:From a conference held at Penn State Univ. No formal proceedings were published. Author partially supported by the NSF.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:12
Deposited By:Admin HofPrints
Deposited On:03 January 2006

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