SCST Opportunities

Dear Col­leagues,

Are you a con­struc­tivist?  If the answer is yes, you are cor­dially invited to sub­mit a man­u­script [chap­ter] for our next mono­graph.  The the­matic thread is found in the fol­low­ing title:

Pro­mot­ing Social Con­struc­tivism: Col­lab­o­ra­tion, Coop­er­a­tion, Teams and Peer Instruction

The Soci­ety of Col­lege Sci­ence Teach­ers’ pur­pose for a mono­graph states:  “To doc­u­ment and com­mu­ni­cate inno­v­a­tive ideas and approaches to issues that fos­ter excel­lence, with the thought of stim­u­lat­ing more effec­tive sci­ence teach­ing at the col­lege level.”

Edi­to­r­ial guide­lines will be con­sis­tent with those of the soci­ety.  Mem­bers of the soci­ety will receive free elec­tronic copies of the monograph.

Fol­low­ing are some mono­graphs which have been published:

  • Inno­va­tions in Col­lege Sci­ence Teach­ing, Edi­tors: John Dunkhouse and John Penick, 1988
  • Enhanc­ing Crit­i­cal Think­ing in Col­lege Sci­ence, Edi­tor: Linda Crow, 1989
  • Suc­cess­ful Approaches to Teach­ing Intro­duc­tory Col­lege Sci­ence, Edi­tors: Mario Caprio and William Mac­In­tosh, 1992
  • Sci­ence Dis­cov­er­ies and Sci­ence Teach­ing: The Link, Edi­tors: Eleanor Siebert and Charles Estee, 1994
  • From Tra­di­tional Approaches Toward Inno­va­tion, Edi­tor: Mario Caprio, 1997
  • Col­lege Sci­ence Teacher’s Guide to Assess­ment, Edi­tors Tom Lord, Don French, Linda Crow

The mono­graphs below have been approved for publication:

  • 2009 Tech­nol­ogy in the Col­lege Sci­ence Classroom
  • 2010 The Inquiry Lab in the 21st Century
  • 2011 Engag­ing and Moti­vat­ing the Col­lege Student
  • 2012 For­ma­tive Assess­ment for the Col­lege Sci­ence Classroom
  • 2013 Pomot­ing Social Con­struc­tivism: Col­lab­o­ra­tion, Coop­er­a­tion, Teams and Peer Instruction

Please con­sider this oppor­tu­nity to share your ideas with your col­leagues.  Final drafts will not be accepted after August 1, 2012.  Please e-mail  man­u­scripts to:

San­dra M. Latourelle

SUNY Platts­burgh

Depart­ment of Bio­log­i­cal Sciences

W: 518–564-5163

Call For 2013 Mono­graph - you can down­load this file here.

2 Responses to SCST Opportunities

  1. Nicola Martino-Delaney says:

    I am a sopho­more in col­lege and wish to pur­sue my teach­ing degree in sci­ence for mid­dle school. It is my wish to find a col­lege to trans­fer into that offers a pro­gram that can dif­fer­en­ti­ate my degree from the more tra­di­tional teach­ing pro­grams (per­haps, a more hand-on approach). Are there any col­leges you would rec­om­mend or know of that have a unique per­spec­tive to teach­ing?
    My sin­cere thanks for your time,

    • Tarren Shaw says:

      The sci­ence ed pro­gram here at Pres­by­ter­ian Col­lege is pretty good about hands-on expe­ri­ence. I run the intro­duc­tory biol­ogy courses so I could also see to it that you have all the hands-on expe­ri­ence you want! I’m not sure what part of the coun­try you’re in, but we are located in South Carolina.

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