Connected Science

Connected Science : Strategies for Integrative Learning in College

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253009391
  • 9780253009395

Review quote

"The educational philosophy presented in Connected Science draws upon existing reform movements in higher education but goes further by providing a more coherent and intentional integration of pedagogy, assessment, faculty scholarship, and student learning. This type of integration is sorely needed in educational reform initiatives." -Trace Jordan, New York University "A significant contribution to science pedagogy and to the scholarship of teaching and learning.... [W]ill be of interest to researchers in the area of science education and to college and university faculty members who seek to improve their teaching." -David W. Oxtoby, Pomona Collegeshow more

About Joanne L. Stewart

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.show more

Table of contents

Foreword: The Scholarship of Integrative Teaching and Learning Mary Taylor Huber and Pat HutchingsPart I. Connected Science: Why Integrative Learning is Vital1. Fostering Integrative Capacities for the 21st Century Tricia Ferrett2. From Student Learning to Teaching Foundations Tricia FerrettPart II. Courses that Foster Integrative Learning3. Public Health and Biochemistry:Connecting Content, Issues, and Values for Majors Matt Fisher4. Designing to Make A Difference: Authentic Integration of Professional Skills in an Engineering Capstone Design Course Gregory Kremer5. Integrative Learning in a Data-Rich Mathematics Classroom Mike Burke6. Navigating Wormholes: Integrative Learning in a First-Year Field Course Bettie HiggsPart III. Structures that Support Integrative Learning7. Linking Integrated Middle-School Science with Literacy in Australian Teacher Education David R. Geelan8. SCALE-UP in a Large Introductory Biology Course Robert Brooker, David Matthes, Robin Wright, Deena Wassenberg, Susan Wick, and Brett Couch9. Reuniting the Arts and Sciences via Interdisciplinary Learning Communities Xian Liu, Kate Maiolatesi, and Jack Mino10. Pedagogies of Integration Richard GalePart IV. Broader Contexts for Integrative Learning11. Integrative Moves by Novices: Crossing Institutional, Course, and Student Contexts Tricia Ferrett and Joanne Stewart12. Facilitating and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Curricula: From Theory to Practice Whitney M. Schlegelshow more