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Downie, Roger – Journal of Biological Education, 1987
Suggests ways in which hens' egg vitelline membranes can be used to demonstrate cell traction effects. Reviews procedures for using and culturing the membranes and identifies topic areas for student projects. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Culturing Techniques, Cytology, Laboratory Procedures
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Downie, Roger – Journal of Biological Education, 1983
An alternative to essay writing involves correcting an article full of mistakes. Suggests extending use of this "deliberate mistakes" correction technique as a device in biology education to include scientific literacy as well as factual understanding as an important objective. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Comprehension, Error Analysis (Language), High Schools
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Downie, Roger; Alexander, Lynne – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
The results of surveys of biology staff and students at Scottish universities concerning attitudes to the use of animals in education are reported. Discussed are survey methods used, the results of each survey, and bioethics in general. The staff and student questionnaires are both included. (CW)
Descriptors: Bioethics, Biological Sciences, College Science, Culturing Techniques
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Downie, Roger; Alexander, Lynne – Journal of Biological Education, 1986
Provides an updated list of films and videotapes that was initially developed in 1970 for the British Society for Developmental Biology. Includes sections on cellular and genetic aspects, invertebrates, and vertebrates. The newer films are listed by title, in alphabetical order, with details of the maker, content, and duration. (ML)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Biology, College Science, Cytology
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Downie, Roger; Maden, Regina – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Surveys the attitudes toward teaching held by college biologists at one university. Reports that although keen interest in innovation is expressed, little is done about it. A major problem seems to be information flow, and simple ways of improving this are discussed. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Information Dissemination