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|Title:||Evidence-based Program Design: Integrated Science|
|Authors:||Symons, Sarah L.|
Eyles, Carolyn H.
Harvey, Chad T.
Robinson, Sarah J.
|Keywords:||Science and Mathematics Education;Science and Mathematics Education;iSci|
|Abstract:||<p>iSci is an innovative four-year undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Science at McMaster University. With an intake of fewer than sixty students, a focus on learning by research, and a unique pedagogical model, iSci attracts high-achieving students who want a varied, challeng- ing and integrated science degree.</p> <p>This poster uses Chickering & Gamson’s “seven principles” (1987) to ex- plore how the iSci instructional team incorporated results from educational research projects into the design of the iSci program: Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education <ol> <li>Encourages contact between students and faculty </li> <li>Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students </li> <li>Encourages active learning </li> <li>Gives prompt feedback </li> <li>Emphasizes time on task </li> <li>Communicates high expectations </li> <li>Respects diverse talents and ways of learning</li> </ol></p>|
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