Revised General Education Courses

A principal STEMTEC goal is to develop course materials and learning strategies to enrich introductory courses in all scientific disciplines and mathematics for future teachers. Courses developed by the curriculum teams will employ the five teaching strategies we have discussed and move from a lecture mode towards an inquiry-based, interactive format to stimulate students interest and encourage them to explore courses in other scientific disciplines. Other students will also benefit from the course changes, and they may become interested in the teaching profession. The methods used to improve these courses apply equally well to introductory courses designed specifically for science, mathematics, and engineering majors. Specific techniques are illustrated by the following examples:

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Created June 2000
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