College Freshman Biology Two Semester Course: Integrating Deep Processing Teaching Techniques

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Development of a college level freshman biology course was undertaken in response to government reports that American students have fallen behind students of other countries in the area of the sciences. Teaching strategies were investigated to accomplish two objectives, to define essential academic material to include in the course and to investigate teaching techniques that would increase deep processing of the information. An active process that consisted of applying the cognitive information to solving problems or developing answers to questions was defined as critical thinking. Critical thinking was incorporated into the course by the use of case studies.

Creator(s): Blevins, Mary Jean
Creation Date: May 2002
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2002
  • Digitized: July 25, 2007
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Development of a college level freshman biology course was undertaken in response to government reports that American students have fallen behind students of other countries in the area of the sciences. Teaching strategies were investigated to accomplish two objectives, to define essential academic material to include in the course and to investigate teaching techniques that would increase deep processing of the information. An active process that consisted of applying the cognitive information to solving problems or developing answers to questions was defined as critical thinking. Critical thinking was incorporated into the course by the use of case studies.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Biology
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Keyword(s): Freshman biology | teaching techniques | deep processing
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 54835959 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc3158
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Blevins, Mary Jean
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