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Worldwide

Department

Department of Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication/Presentation Date

2017

Abstract/Description

As educators, we recognize the importance of strong student learning objectives. We also know that students benefit by being well informed of expectations. Existing literature offers little guidance in methods and teaching strategies to apply in exposing students to their learning objectives. In this article, we discuss the use of specific teaching strategies to increase student interactions with the learning objectives. Student opinions regarding learning objectives were measured using an end-of-course Likert survey. Although no statistically significant changes in student opinions were detected in this study, a future study will investigate the influence of these targeted strategies on content mastery. The discussion of teaching strategies used for the explicit purpose of increasing meaningful student interaction with the learning objectives fills an important gap in the literature.

Publication Title

Journal of College Science Teaching

Publisher

National Science Teachers Association

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