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Vater, Ashley; Dahlhausen, Katherine; Coil, David A.; Anderton, Brittany N.; Wirawan, Christain S.; Caparole, Natalia; Furlow, J. David – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2019
Hands-on research provides insight into the process of science and has been linked to increased retention of students in STEM disciplines. While large research universities can provide valuable undergraduate research experiences in laboratories, most cannot accommodate all of the students seeking research apprenticeships. Course-based…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Student Research, College Freshmen, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ghosh, Subir – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2019
Pre-nursing students of an introductory Microbiology laboratory class, having learnt typical microbiological techniques during the semester, gained the confidence of conducting an inquiry-based project as part of their lab course work. Students cooperatively performed a microbiological analysis, to evaluate safety of sushi. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Microbiology, Laboratory Experiments, Science Instruction
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Mangis, J. W.; Mansur, T. B.; Kern, K. M.; Schroeder, J. R. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2019
Undergraduate research is a valuable tool to demonstrate both the dedication and time required to be a successful biologist. One area of research that has intrigued students over the last several years is cytotoxicity. However, at smaller undergraduate institutions, the time, training, and funding available for these research studies may be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Scientific Research, Cytology
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Flanagan, K. M.; Addy, H. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2019
Evidence of the effectiveness of active learning has resulted in a shift in post-secondary classrooms towards student-centred teaching, often relying heavily on peer-to-peer interactions. While the overall benefit of these teaching methods is established, it remains unclear whether all sub-populations of students benefit similarly. Given the…
Descriptors: Extraversion Introversion, Active Learning, Group Activities, Disadvantaged
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Keus, Kelly; Grunwald, Jamie; Haave, Neil – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2019
Midterm exams are a multi-use tool, providing evaluation of students for professors but also acting as a learning tool for students. Midterms may improve learning outcomes by contributing to the testing effect: the phenomenon in which retrieval of learned material (i.e., testing) produces improvements in long-term retention beyond those produced…
Descriptors: Tests, Outcomes of Education, Student Evaluation, Scores
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Leone, E. Austin; Salisbury, Sara L.; Nolen, Zachery L.; Idema, Jenn L.; Parsley, Kathryn M.; Stefanik, Katherine L.; Daniel, Kristy L. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2019
Because students and professors place different values on syllabi components, perceptions of course objectives vary. Previous studies investigated the relationship between students' and instructors' expectations and syllabi content, but do not address the role of explicitly stated course objectives in syllabi. Our study used qualitative methods to…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Course Descriptions, College Faculty, Student Attitudes
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Wise, Michael J. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
As a foundational evolutionary concept, the Hardy-Weinberg principle should be taught enthusiastically in introductory biology courses. In a companion Perspectives paper, I made the case that students are often given limited or incorrect information on the HW principle due to a lack of mastery or confidence on the part of their teachers. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evolution, Vignettes, Introductory Courses
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Wise, Michael J. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
The Hardy-Weinberg principle (HWP) is a fundamental model upon which much of the discipline of population genetics is based. Despite its significance, students often leave introductory biology courses with only a shallow understanding of the use and implications of the HWP. I contend that this deficiency in student comprehension is too-often a…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Teaching Methods, Genetics
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Eslinger, Melissa; Kent, Elizabeth – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
Emphasizing scientific literacy in the core science curriculum promotes informed students within a liberal arts education. In our Introduction to Biology course, which enrolls predominantly humanities majors in their final science course of their academic careers, we designed a project to advance these analytical processes through the deliberate…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Science Curriculum, Introductory Courses
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Dyer, Jamie O.; Elsenpeter, Ryan L. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
Numerous studies have examined the use of active learning methods in undergraduate courses, suggesting that these methods increase learning and retention as well as student engagement. In order to investigate the benefits of particular active learning assignments involving presentations of 3-dimensional simulations in an introductory biology…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Active Learning, Assignments, Student Evaluation
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Prestholdt, Tara; Fletcher, Vail – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
Experiential learning provides students the time and space to participate in the process of learning by engaging in real, modern situations. Via hands on activities and reflection, students are able to assimilate new experiences with previous ones, and it has been repeatedly shown to improve student learning. We assessed how ten days of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Nonmajors
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Picardo, Kristin; Sabourin, Katie – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
Undergraduate scientific research experiences provide students unscripted, active learning opportunities where the students take the lead in inquiry, problem solving, and analysis. Biology and chemistry majors at St. John Fisher College participate in a competitive 10-week summer research experience mentored by a faculty member. Evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Student Research, Achievement Gains, Reflection, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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de Ondarza, José – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
With over 1,400 known disease-causing organisms in humans alone, and hundreds of named infections, the realm of Medical Microbiology is both fascinating and intimidating. The wealth of information covered in this subject area often demands much memorization that can be difficult to handle. By integrating key concepts and terminology of this…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Educational Games, Concept Teaching, Microbiology
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Lucin, Kurt M. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
Histological assessment of tissues is a critical component of diagnosing diseases and determining disease severity or stage. In order to fully appreciate tissue pathology, an understanding of healthy tissue layers is required. Students traditionally learn this information by memorizing different layers within healthy tissue. This is often a…
Descriptors: Cancer, Pathology, Hands on Science, Inquiry
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de Silva, Chamaree – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
Undergraduate students often lack opportunities to comprehend, present, and produce scientific literature as part of their regular curriculum. In courses that have already been already developed, students either analyzed a few journal articles and/or studied disciplinary content typically with the assistance of a textbook. In this study, I have…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, College Science, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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