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Connected Science

Strategies for Integrative Learning in College

edited by Tricia A. Ferrett, David R. Geelan, Whitney M. Schlegel & Joanne L. Stewart

foreword by Mary Taylor Huber & Pat Hutchings

contributions by Rob Brooker, Brett Couch, Matthew A. Fisher, Richard M. Gale, Bettie Higgs, Gregory G. Kremer, Xizu Liu, Kate Maiolatesi, David Matthes, Jack Mino & Deena Wassenberg

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2013
Higher, Study & Teaching
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Informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), Connected Science presents a new approach to college science education for the 21st century. This interdisciplinary approach stresses integrative learning and pedagogies that engage students through open-ended inquiry, compelling real-world questions, and data-rich experiences. Faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions present case studies based on research in the classroom, offering insights into student learning goals and best practices in curriculum design. Synthetic chapters bring together themes from the case studies, present an overview of the connected science approach, and identify strategies and future challenges to help move this work forward.

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Contributor Notes

Tricia A. Ferrett is Professor of Chemistry at Carleton College and founder and former director of the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative.

David R. Geelan is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Griffith University, Australia.

Whitney M. Schlegel is Associate Professor of Biology and Founding Director of the Human Biology Program at Indiana University.

Joanne L. Stewart is Professor of Chemistry at Hope College.

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