Can Case Studies Be Used to Teach Critical Thinking?

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This brief article from Journal of College Science Teaching presents an argument in favor of using "interrupted case studies" in teaching science to undergraduates. Such case studies, the author writes, help students develop critical thinking skills and present science as the messy, incomplete, and creative process that it is for those who do research. The author, Clyde Freeman Herreid, directs the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and is a distinguished professor of biological sciences.

Subjects to Cover on the First Day of Class

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This document is a compilation of points to cover in the first meeting of a class. This is especially handy as a guide for new instructors or as a checklist for those with teaching experience.