|Title||Undergraduate Neuropharmacology: A Model for Delivering College-Level Neuroscience to High School Students in situ.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Martin-Morris LE, Buckland HT, Popa SM, Cunningham SL|
|Journal||Journal of undergraduate neuroscience education : JUNE : a publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience|
|Date Published||2015 Spring|
Our university course for non-majors (Biology 100) on the neurobiology of drug addiction was recently retooled for delivery at high schools around the state of Washington in order to engage younger students in the study of psychoactive drugs. Many of these students are earning both high school and university credits (dual-enrollment). This paper outlines the course design principles we used to ensure that high school students are earning valid college credits. We present an analysis of learning gains experienced by both university and high school students as measured by before and after course knowledge surveys. We also describe how assessment strategies used for on-campus students have been transferred to our high school partner teachers and how generous interchange and observation ensure that the high school students are engaging deeply in their study of neuroscience. Indeed, many have had a transformative experience that inspires them to contemplate the field of neuroscience as they transition into university study.
|Alternate Journal||J Undergrad Neurosci Educ|