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Problem-Based Learning part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site introduces problem-based learning (PBL) as an instructional method that challenges students to "learn to learn," working cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real world ...

Problem Based Learning Initiative part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, The Problem Based Learning Initiative (PBLI), provides education, consultation and support to teachers and organizations in any discipline, profession, training program or educational ...

Problem Based Learning part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Allegany College of Maryland describes a program that will transform the developmental mathematics curriculum to one that meets the students' professional needs. The site also ...

Journal of Chemical Education: About Teaching with Problems and Case Studies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This feature column from the Journal of Chemical Education provides teachers and professors with real-world scenarios that involve chemistry and encourage students to appreciate how chemistry and ...

Reform Calculus Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents a wide range of tools and exercises for calculus teachers and interested students. Included are links to many activities, projects, capsules and resources.

Visual Calculus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection was designed for instructors to give some ideas how technology, in particular, computers, can be used in the teaching of calculus. Detailed instructions on implementing these ideas ...

Psychomotor Domain Taxonomy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Pennsylvania State University's "Teaching and Learning with Technology" program presents an overview of Bloom's Psychomotor Domain Taxonomy, which is characterized by progressive ...

Community Environmental Research in the Pacific Islands part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tellus Consultants Ltd. website is concerned with environmental awareness and protection and sustainable development in the Pacific Islands. It advocates community participation in environmental ...

Minnesota Lake Monitoring Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site offers information on the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP). CLMP combines the technical resources of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the volunteer efforts of ...

The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website presents educational case studies in a variety of disciplines. Featured case studies are designed to be used in teaching, applying science concepts to public policy, legal disputes, and ...

Science for All Americans part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website is the homepage for Science for All Americans, a publication that advocates science literacy by recommending essential knowledge and ways of thinking for all citizens in a world shaped ...

The Goal of Evolution Instruction: Belief or Literacy? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper discusses an approach to teaching evolution that allows students to develop an accurate understanding of the nature of science and the scientific process, resulting in improvement in their ...

Evolution Resources from the National Academies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The National Academy of Science offers a linked list of statements from scientific organizations about dealing with creationism. Links include statements from the National Academy of Sciences, ...

Fieldwork is Good? The Student Experience of Field Courses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site describes the results of a research project that was conducted across geography, earth science and environmental science disciplines to examine the effect of fieldwork on students' ...

Educational Technology & Society part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Educational Technology & Society publishes academic articles on the issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems. The articles ...

Learning Domains or Bloom's Taxonomy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy for the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of ...

GeoPad: Information Technology for Field Science Education and Research part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an overview of the GeoPad project, the software and hardware components of the unit, and a listing of publications, presentations, and case studies. The GeoPad is a TabletPC ...

Role Playing in Education. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article by Dr. Adam Blatner discusses role-playing in education. Role playing, a derivative of a sociodrama, is a method for exploring the issues involved in complex social situations. It may be ...

Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America's Research Universities part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the final report of the Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University. It provides detailed recommendations for how to link the undergraduate experience at research ...

Motivating Students part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This chapter from the book Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis is a great place to start for ideas and tips about increasing student motivation in your classes. The author presents a handy ...

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