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dc.contributor.authorFlynn, Deborah Kayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:15Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:15Z
dc.date.created2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifieretd-12162011-134726en_US
dc.identifierumi-10263en_US
dc.identifiercat-001786522en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4308
dc.descriptionTitle from dissertation title page (viewed Dec. 20, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionCollege of Education; advisor, Molly Weinburgh.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on the promotion of scientific literacy within the natural science departments and how faculty within these departments define, incorporate, and evaluate scientific literacy in their courses. The researcher examined data from participant interviews, observations, and archival material from courses taught by the participants. The results of the research study suggest that participants express their idea of scientific literacy through storytelling, real world connections, technology, and collaboration. Results suggest that diversity in the perception of scientific literacy within these themes did occur, either actually or conceptually. The research used the definition and components set forth by the National Research Council as a benchmark when looking at the participants' own definition, incorporation and evaluation of scientific literacy.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshScience Study and teaching (Higher)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege teachers Attitudes.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLiteracy.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTechnology Study and teaching.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEducation Curricula.en_US
dc.titleA look at the definition, pedagogy, and evaluation of scientific literacy within the natural science departments at a southwestern university [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentCollege of Education
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.academicunitCollege of Education
local.subjectareaEducation


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