Cossey & Zehnder Course Goals 2.0

Here is the second drafts of our course goals for the Environmental/Chemistry course on Alternative fuels. This is after getting feedback during the meeting, and finally getting some time to get together and settle on the final set. (Note, we have more specific subgoals for most of these as well. 😉

Student-oriented Goals

1. Students will be able to assess (judge/evaluate) bias in published data, both in data collection methods and authors’ presentation of findings, and students will be able to search out, find and recognize credible data sources.

  1. Students will be able to apply problem solving skills (scientific method) to real world issues, including problem identification, narrowing down large problems into smaller (workable) pieces, designing experiments and analyzing data.
  2. Students will be able to recognize sources of uncertainty in data and will make decisions/ recommendations based upon ‘uncertain’ data.
  3. Students will be able to understand that role of science and scientists in the global community and be able to convey their knowledge and understanding to a non-scientific audience.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback,

Kim & Caralyn

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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