NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing 1 to 15 of 23 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tsybulsky, Dina; Dodick, Jeff; Camhi, Jeff – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
In this study we designed, implemented, and evaluated an outreach programme for high-school biology students rooted in the 'science as inquiry' approach. Accordingly, students learn about science from experts in the field, as well as through in-class exposure to the history and philosophy of science. Our sample consisted of 11th graders (n = 497),…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Biology, High School Students, Secondary School Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tal, Tali; Tsaushu, Masha – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
Our interpretative study that was carried out in a science and engineering oriented university examined the ways students in an introductory biology course perceived their learning in the course that was substantially changed to allow student-centered learning. The instructional change was framed by the view of learning as a sociocultural activity…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Biology, Science Instruction, College Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hagay, Galit; Peleg, Ran; Laslo, Esti; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
We present a case study of a lesson that incorporates high school students' interests in heredity alongside the requirements of the curriculum. This was done by collecting students' questions in advance and inserting them in strategic places in the biology curriculum, thus creating a "shadow curriculum". The idea underlying the lesson…
Descriptors: Interests, Biology, Heredity, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mintz, Keren; Tal, Tali – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
Education for sustainability (EfS) in higher education is an emerging specialisation within the general field of EfS. EfS encompasses cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects, and aims at enhancing a variety of learning outcomes in these domains and reaching students from all programmes. One of the main challenges for higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Case Studies, Mixed Methods Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Dor-Haim, Shayli; Amir, Ruth; Dodick, Jeff – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
One of the most serious problems facing our planet is the biodiversity crisis. As a solution to this problem, both scientists and educators have emphasised the need for educating people about how to conserve the Earth's biodiversity. As a small contribution to this effort, we have designed a learning unit about biodiversity, "Nature in a…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Biodiversity, Grade 12, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Zion, Michal; Sadeh, Irit – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
Asking questions is an activity central to inquiry learning. This research examined documents created during an open inquiry learning process of the Biomind programme for Israeli high school students. In addition, to understand how students express and develop curiosity in learning, we observed students during a molecular biology lesson, a subject…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Personality Traits, Molecular Biology, Content Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gelbart, Hadas; Yarden, Anat – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
Following the rationale that learning is an active process of knowledge construction as well as enculturation into a community of experts, we developed a novel web-based learning environment in bioinformatics for high-school biology majors in Israel. The learning environment enables the learners to actively participate in a guided inquiry process…
Descriptors: Expertise, Majors (Students), Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rotbain, Yosi; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Stavy, Ruth – Journal of Biological Education, 2005
The activity uses drawings typically found in textbooks, engaging students in physical and mental activities such as drawing, painting and figure completion--as well as finding missing words and answering guiding questions. The activity deals with three topics: the structure of DNA, DNA replication and protein synthesis. In this study we…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Textbooks, Genetics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Zion, Michal; Shapira, Devora; Slezak, Michaella; Link, Efrat; Bashan, Nurit; Brumer, Miri; Orian, Talmona; Nussinovitch, R.; Agrest, Bruria; Mendelovici, Ruth – Journal of Biological Education, 2004
In recent years, the science teaching community and curriculum developers have emphasised the importance of teaching inquiry and teaching science as inquiry. One way of developing learners' skills for planning and carrying out scientific research is by allowing them to perform independent research, guided by a teacher. It was recently discovered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Biology, Teacher Guidance
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Brill, Gilat; Falk, Hedda; Yarden, Anat – Journal of Biological Education, 2003
Since biology is one of the most dynamic research fields within the natural sciences, the gap between the accumulated knowledge in biology and the knowledge that is taught in schools, increases rapidly with time. Our long-term objective is to develop means to bridge between the dynamics of biological discoveries and the biology teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Clubs, Biology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Marchaim, Uri – Journal of Biological Education, 2001
Presents the achievements of a program at a research and development institute in Israel where researchers in biology, biotechnology, agriculture, and chemistry supervised talented high-school students in performing research work. Reports that an important part of the program is to familiarize students with the Internet and related technology…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, High Schools
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Marbach-Ad, Gili – Journal of Biological Education, 2001
Probes students' understanding of the relationships between genetic concepts. Identifies alternative conceptions and compartmentalization between related concepts. Argues that genetic instruction in 9th and 12th grade and in college in Israel needs improvement. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Genetics, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Zohar, Anat; Tamir, Pinchas – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Describes a study to diagnose grade 8 (n=185) and grade 10 (n=170) Israeli students' difficulties in causal thinking while studying biology. The two main difficulties found are (1) inability to organize events according to their correct temporal sequence and (2) inability to identify an event that had been caused by another event. (MDH)
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Biology, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Tamir, Pinchas – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Students' justifications for the three-item formats provided were compared. The study confirmed the usefulness of justifications as a diagnostic tool and offered recommendations regarding the use of justifications, including their use in the construction of two-tier items. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Tamir, Pinchas – Journal of Biological Education, 1983
Compared transactions in junior/senior high biology classes and indentified relationships between classroom conditions, lesson format, and instructional activities. Found instruction characterized by inquiry-oriented, laboratory-based learning led and guided by the teacher, with only medium dependence on the textbook. Also found the Structured…
Descriptors: Biology, Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2