Curricular Initiatives - GCC
- Women in Science and Technology: The course covers historical background, philosophical discussion and actual scientific contributions of women in science. It includes an analysis of different ways of learning and social and political connotations of scientific issues that have women as their subjects.
Key Words: Women in science, college course, Curricular Initiative, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Ana Gaillat and Beth Erviti
- Sci. 111: Survey of Science and Technology is currently being revised by Ana Gaillat, Beth Erviti, and Peter Letson in order to make it more "woman friendly" and to include more holistic topics.
- Project TEME: A unique two year program begun in the 1980s that incorporates a hands-on experiential laboratory, student centered-learning and a dynamic diverse curriculum. The goals of Project TEME are to teach effective group behavior and basic principles of ecology. It is a one to two year program, in which 5-7 "volunteers" (first year students) take the second year and actually teach the new volunteers. The 2nd year students are responsible for setting goals and objectives, choosing volunteers, organizing/assigning roles for the volunteers, doing research, and evaluating. Project TEME attracts students with a wide range of interests; including those interested in teaching. Project TEME also creates interest in many of its graduates in education as a career plan. The second semester ends with a bringing together of the year's or two-years' work in the actual simulation.
- Outreach plans: Outreach plans include an NSF grant that will be finished in the fall. The goals of the grant are to receive funding to organize "kits" so that middle school teachers can incorporate a version of the TEME project into their curricula.
Key Words: College course. outreach possibilities, student instructed, Teaching opportunity, Curricular Initiative
Contact: Dan LaRose (413) 774-3131 ext. 354
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