This paper describes the Science Studio, an innovative workshop approach for instruction in a physical science course that combines aspects of traditional lecture and laboratory. The target audience for this introductory course is non-science majors, including prospective teachers. An inquiry-based, technology-rich learning environment has been created to allow students hands-on, in-depth exploration of topics in physics, and earth and space science. Course philosophy, course development, and sample activities are described in this paper, along with outcomes from a project-wide evaluation of the Virginia Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers (VCEPT), an investigation of change in student attitudes and the lasting impact of the studio model at Norfolk State University.
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Chaudhury, S. R.
"The Science Studio – A Workshop Approach to Introductory Physical Science,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol5/iss1/5