Techniques for enhancing science literacy in introductory science courses
Workshop participants will be exposed to several teaching techniques for enhancing science literacy in their classrooms. An introductory science course might be the last science course a student ever takes. What should they take away from that course about science itself? We will explore the following five teaching techniques during the interactive workshop: using primary sources in the classroom, understanding subjectivity and objectivity, enhancing engagement in introductory classes, analyzing graphical data, and the science writing heuristic. Participants will take away concrete examples of these techniques and have the opportunity to formulate and discuss ideas for implementing these techniques in their classrooms.
In NC 1515 half of my group will be covering teaching techniques on the following:
- understanding subjectivity and objectivity using a hands-on classification activity
- analyzing graphical data in the introductory classroom
- using primary sources in the classroom
- enhancing engagement in introductory classes using iClickers
- using a science writing heuristic technique for guiding inquiry-based laboratory experiments