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Kumandas, Bahar; Ateskan, Armagan; Lane, Jennie – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Teachers need to be aware of biology misconceptions in their classrooms and how to address them. In response, researchers and science educators have suggested and examined effective practices to prevent and ameliorate misconceptions. An extensive review of the literature gives researchers and educators insights into trends, practices, and gaps in…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Misconceptions, Content Analysis
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Patrick, Patricia; Matteson, Shirley – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
"Science and Children" and "Science Scope" are peer-reviewed science practitioner journals that publish articles for science educators who teach children of ages 5-10 years and 10-13 years, respectively. As such, these articles are a reflection of the science concepts that are being communicated to science educators. This…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Journal Articles, Biology, Bibliometrics
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Harvey, Marina; Power, Michelle; Wilson, Michael – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
One response to the global trend of increasing rates of student participation in tertiary education has been for universities to increase the number of intensive mode of delivery subjects available. This phenomenon extends to science subjects. Embarking on offering an undergraduate science subject in intensive mode for the first time at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delivery Systems, Student Participation, Intermode Differences
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Métioui, Abdeljalil; Matoussi, Fathi; Trudel, Louis – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
In this article we present a synthesis of the research affecting pupils' conceptions of photosynthesis and plant nutrition. The main false conceptions of the pupils identified in this literature review are: that green plants find their food in the soil; that water and mineral salts are sufficient to the growth of a plant; the role of chlorophyll,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Botany, Scientific Concepts
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Harlen, Wynne – Journal of Biological Education, 2001
Presents a review with the focus primarily upon what research has revealed about children's learning in science and how this is reflected in approaches to teaching. Aspects of teaching considered are those that are significant in taking account of children's ideas and development. Includes a preview of areas in which research is only just…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Learning, Primary Education
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Rowlands, Mark – Journal of Biological Education, 2001
Presents a review of literature in developmental psychology concerned with children's thinking about their own bodies, emphasizing ways in which children explain what they know about their bodies. Considers the possibility that children have ideas about what 'vital energies' or 'forces' are. Discusses some implications for biology education.…
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Body, Physiology
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Blum, Abraham; Silberstein, Moshe – Journal of Biological Education, 1979
Discusses developments in biological education in Israel during the last 15 years. Trends include the change from descriptive biology to the inquiry-centered teaching of concepts and the move toward a modular approach. (Author/MA)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends
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Reid, David – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
The complex interactions between picture, text, and learner are examined, based on a 3-D model which describes the context of the learning task. The different strategies that children of various ability levels use in reading from illustrated texts are described. (KR)
Descriptors: Biology, Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Stewart, Peter R. – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Described is an activity in which the interactions between a parasite and its host may be demonstrated using the relationship between yogurt and two species of bacteria. Background information on Koch's postulates is provided. Materials, laboratory procedures, and results are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Culturing Techniques, Ecology
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Baxby, Derrick – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Presented is a brief review of the historical importance and knowledge of pneumonia which emphasizes the importance of type transformation. The results of a survey of textbook coverage of this topic are given. The significance of type transformations are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Bacteria, Biological Sciences, Biology, College Science
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Sheerman, Suzanne – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Reviewed are some of the techniques being used in plant biotechnology laboratories. Described are tissue culture and genetic manipulation. Advantages and disadvantages of this approach and ethics and public concern issues are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Botany, College Science, Culturing Techniques
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Slack, Susie; Stewart, Jim – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Prescriptions for improving student understanding and problem-solving performance related to transmission genetics are discussed. Research on novice/expert problem-solving in transmission genetics is reviewed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cognitive Development, College Science, Genetics
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Pearson, J. T.; Hughes, W. J. – Journal of Biological Education, 1988
Examines the technical vocabulary of genetics as a source of error and confusion. Suggests that it is necessary to identify different types of problems associated with terminology and to organize them into logical classes to deal effectively with the difficulties. Highlights terms misused in textbooks. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, DNA, Genetics
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Phillipson, J. David – Journal of Biological Education, 1997
Highlights the demand for medicinal plants as pharmaceuticals and the demand for health care treatments worldwide and the issues that arise from this. Discusses new drugs from plants, anticancer drugs, antiviral drugs, antimalarial drugs, herbal remedies, quality, safety, efficacy, and conservation of plants. Contains 30 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Medicine, Plants (Botany)