The AAAS 2061 Project website has plenty of useful tools, including teaching guides for special topics and assessment tools. After free registration one can browse the results of a wide study performed with middle- and high-school students to find out what they know and what their misconceptions are on different topics. I wonder how many of those continue through college...
I am creating a new page to make a compilation of interesting scientific readings that non scientists can enjoy. Join us and leave your suggestions in the comments of the first post. I will try to get them organized on the new tab of the blog.
I am just leaving here the first one: Bad Science - Ben Goldacre's column
The poor quality of an undergrad education - By RICHARD ARUM and JOSIPA ROKSA at The New York Times.
Distributing resources and rewards based on student learning instead of student satisfaction would help stop this race to the bottom.The book by the authors, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, by the Unversity of Chicago Press.
Haury, D.L. 1993 - Teaching Science through Inquiry in ERIC/CSMEE Digest.
Brown et al. 2006 – College Science Teachers’ Views of Classroom Inquiry.
POGIL = Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
CASES at Emory University – case based learning activities