Implementing Authentic Science Learning Through Multi-tiered Collaboration

Friday 3:00pm REC Center Large Ice Overlook Room


Sandra Swenson, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice
Yi He, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice
An authentic science learning model through collaborative learning suitable for large urban public colleges with limited resources was proposed and implemented in the course of Instrumental Analysis (science major), Environmental Science (non-science major), and Undergraduate Research at John Jay College, the City University of New York. The goal of this project is to enhance student learning of science concepts and skills by introducing them to real world problems and solutions. Using sustainability-chemistry as an example, this project allowed students at different academic levels to work collaboratively on field-based environmental projects to investigate pollutants in Hudson River and other EPA Superfund sites in New York City, establish close communication among participants and mentors, and develop positive attitudes towards science learning, and cultivate social awareness.

This research is a result of National Science Foundation funding: NSF TUES DUE_1245314

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