Experience with a physiology workshop for high school and college teachers.

D. C. Randall, J. Engelberg, B. A. Jackson, K. A. Ogilvy, W. R. Revelette, D. F. Speck, M. W. Vernon, D. T. Frazier

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Science education in the United States at all academic levels is widely perceived to need direct assistance from professional scientists. The current dearth of quality applicants from this country to medical and graduate schools suggests that our existing undergraduate and high school science curriculum is failing to provide the necessary stimulus for gifted students to seek careers in the health sciences. Recognizing the need to become more directly helpful to high school and college science teachers, members of the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine held a 5.5-day Physiology Summer Workshop during June, 1989. Participants included 25 college teachers from Kentucky and 5 other states plus 22 Kentucky high school teachers. The presence of the two levels of educators provided communication about curricular concerns that would be best addressed by mutual action and/or interaction. Each day's activities included morning lectures on selected aspects of organ system and cellular physiology, a series on integrative physiology, and afternoon laboratory sessions. The laboratory setting allowed the instructor to expand on principles covered in lecture as well as provided the opportunity for in-depth discussion. A selection of evening sessions was presented on 1) grants available for research projects, 2) obtaining funds for laboratory equipment, and 3) graduate education in physiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S11-15
JournalThe American journal of physiology
Issue number6 Pt 3
StatePublished - Jun 1990

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  • Physiology (medical)


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