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Scientific literacy and undergraduate education at Rutgers University

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Scientific literacy and undergraduate education at Rutgers University
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Clinch
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Emily
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Emily Clinch
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Rosenthal
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Elisabeth
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Robert
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Robert Chant
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2007
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2007
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As has been described extensively (Ryder et al., 1999; Gambro and Switzky, 1996, Korpan et al. 1997) there is a serious discrepancy between the scientific knowledge possessed by scientists and academics and that possessed by the general public. Both knowledge of basic scientific facts and understanding of current environmental problems are significantly lower than would be expected from a well-educated, informed public. In this thesis, I will first discuss the concept of scientific literacy, which addresses an individual or group's understanding of basic scientific principles. We will explore a series of definitions that incorporate factual, application, and emotion-based definitions, then address the current state of scientific education in the United States and major areas of success and failure.
There is a significant correlation between courses taken at the undergraduate level and scientific literacy; thus, we examine student responses to the large, introductory classes at Rutgers University, and we propose methods to improve instructional techniques to result in more effective science instruction. By increasing student involvement, shifting the roles of technology in the classroom, and regularly assessing student performance, we can improve student learning and, thus, enhance the development of scientific literacy.
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M.S.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-41).
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Oceanography
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Science--Study and teaching
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Science
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Literacy
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College students--Attitudes
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ETD graduate
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