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Using the GLOBE Program to Educate Students on the Interdependence of Our Planet and People  [PDF]
Sherry S. Herron, Jennifer L. Robertson
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.44A005
We present how we have used GLOBE protocols and programs in a college undergraduate English course for science and non-science majors, Writing in the Sciences, and in a graduate-level field course for in-service teachers. Collecting land cover data and determining biomass in conjunction with a series of writing assignments allowed the English students to connect their work to research done in ecosystems throughout the world, and to specific environmental concerns such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and the impact of controlled burning on ecosystems. Teachers demonstrated increased knowledge of ecology, natural histories of various organisms, and awareness of environmental resources. A study conducted the following summer revealed that teachers valued the course and felt that their experiences helped them be more effective teachers. Six of the eight teachers had conducted field activities with their students, but also reported significant challenges associated with the effort.
Astrobiology for the 21st Century
Oliveira, C.
Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal , 2008,
Learner-Centered Teaching in Nonmajors Introductory Biology: The Impact of Giving Students Choices
Carol A. Hurney
Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education , 2012, DOI: 10.1128/jmbe.v13i2.458
Abstract: Learner-centered teaching represents more than creating a course where students are actively engaged. Rather it is articulated by a shift in the balance of power, function of content, role of the instructor, purpose of assessment, and/or responsibility for learning in a course. To make the learning environment in a largeenrollment nonmajors Biology course more learner-centered, students were given the responsibility to: 1) select course topics, 2) determine the types and weights of course assignments used to assess learning, and 3) individually decide, prior to being assigned work, the weight of exams and projects. Combined survey results from two learner-centered sections of the course (n = 137) indicate that a majority of the students found that choosing the topics enhanced their learning of course material. Students also reported that they put more effort into the parts of the course that they had weighted more heavily. In addition, results support that students are reflective of the learner centered environment, confident in their ability to learn biological topics and more interested in biology than they thought they would be. Finally, course averages from the learner-centered courses were significantly higher than course grades from instructor-centered versions of the course.
Entrepreneurial Elements and Environmental Sustainability Orientation: A Relationship Exploration  [PDF]
Nur Eryanti Nordin, Zanaton H. Iksan, Sayyidah Nusaibah Mohd Salehudin
Creative Education (CE) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.96063
Abstract: This study looks at the sustainable orientation and entrepreneurial elements among secondary school students in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, from the perspective of subject stream specialization. The sample consists of 384 Form Four students from six secondary government schools. The samples are chosen randomly and by cluster. The questionnaire instrument is used to look at three main aspects: sustainable orientation, life values and entrepreneurial elements, in addition to demographic factors. The research data are analyzed descriptively and inferentially. Science stream students display a better environmental attitude than non-science stream students, but their environmental behavior is not as good. Science stream students also show better life values and entrepreneurial elements than the non-science students. There is a positive correlation between entrepreneurship, life values elements and sustainable orientation. On the whole, the findings indicate that students have a moderate level of sustainable orientation while entrepreneurship is at a high level. The results of this study are expected to assist teachers, Ministry of Education Malaysia and other related parties to develop strategies towards improvement of sustainable entrepreneurship.
Preliminary exploration of the demarcation between science and non-science

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Abstract: 为了解决科学与非科学的划界问题,本文分析了科学知识的产生和发展过程,提出:①科学研究的 目的在于获得更接近客观真实的知识,而获得这类知识的惟一方法是科学实验的比较方法;②只有经过科学实验 检验获得比逻辑思辨或一般经验知识更接近客观真实的知识才是科学知识,而没经过科学实验检验的学说或经验 不能归于科学知识,因此,科学与非科学的划界只能依赖科学实验检验,而不能依赖定义、概念、逻辑思辨和经 验等;③不断改进的科学实验检验方法只能检验出越来越接近客观真实的科学知识,但不能检验出绝对的科学真 理,因此,不能认为经过
To demarcate science and non-science, this article reviewed the origination and development processes of science, and put forwards the following ideas: ① The goal of scientific research is to gain more real knowledge about objective things and the only approach to the aim is comparative scientific experiments. ② The science is defined as the knowledge that survived from scientific experiments, and therefore it is more real than the knowledge from logical speculation or general experiences. Thus, the demarcation between science and non-science is judged only by scientific experiments instead of mere definition, concept, logical speculation and experiences. ③ Continuously improved experimental methods are only used to detect much more real knowledge rather than absolute truth. Therefore, the knowledge tested by scientific experiments can’t be considered as absolute truth. These ideas may help us not only to understand the demarcation between science and non-science, but also to make clear the direction of scientific research and develop the new field of science
Teaching Discussion on Elective Course “Life Science Aspect” for Non-Biology Majors Students in Science and Engineering University
Hong Jiang,Jinsheng He,Qiong Yan
Education Research Frontier , 2013,
Abstract: Life science is both a sophisticated, cut-edge fundamental subject, and is a branch of applied science close to daily life. Its knowledge is not only vital for contemporary college students to become citizens with high scientific quality; it can also guide them to understand life’s uniqueness correctly and lead healthier lives. With the bases of practical teaching, we discussed aspects including the selection of teaching content, teaching arrangement, teaching effect examination and had thus helped this course to become one within the new course system with science knowledge, innovation ability and comprehensive cultivation of comprehensive personality.
How the Queen Science Lost Her Crown: A Brief Social History of Science Fairs and the Marginalization of Social Science
Jonathan Marx
Sociation Today , 2004,
Abstract: Science fairs at one time started out with an interest of increasing participation in the sciences. But as time has passed, the definition of science has been narrowed to the point where any possible social science project has been eliminated in favor of the bench sciences only. Even here, natural curiosity of students has been deemphasized. It is not surprising that science majors in the USA are becoming fewer and fewer given the narrowing of the disciplines. Young people are discouraged from majoring in science by the science establishment.
Personality and Gender as Predictors of Academic Choices: A Comparative Study of Business and Non-Business Students
Khuram Shahzad
International Journal of Management and Organizational Studies , 2013,
Abstract: The impact of personal factors on academic and professional preferences has been the topic of a number of researches. But there is a dearth of studies on comparative analysis of such traits with reference to academic choices of business and non-business students. This study aims to identify if gender and personality explain difference in business and non-business students’ academic programs choices. 254 undergraduate students from schools of business and economics (business) and schools of engineering and technology (non-business) responded to this survey. Results revealed the significant impact of big five personality traits on students’ selection of business or non-business degree programs. Students from business major scored high for extroversion and emotional stability, but they scored low on agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness. The difference in business and non-business academic preferences in terms of gender was also found significant
Análise musical para "n?o-musos": a percep??o popular como base para a compreens?o de estruturas e significados
Tagg, Philip;
Per Musi , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S1517-75992011000100002
Abstract: study about the development of methods of popular music analysis, especially that addressed to "non-musos", i.e. the illiterate in music, departing from semiotics references such as aesthesic and po?etic denotation (and connotation).
On Teaching Vocabulary to Non-English Majors
Mai Zhou
Journal of Language Teaching and Research , 2010, DOI: 10.4304/jltr.1.4.485-487
Abstract: Taking vocabulary problem as the colossal problem for Non-English Majors into consideration, this article makes analysis of the main factors for the problem: the negligence by both the teachers and the students, the alphabetical arrangement of words in the Syllabus simply with Chinese meanings and outdated teaching materials which do not contain sufficient words appearing everyday with the development of the world. The author of the article also attempts to provide a strategy to solve the problem. It includes: use of context, use of morphological clues, use of outside references and extensive reading.
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