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Lawson, Anton E. – Journal of Biological Education, 2001
Introduces the learning cycle method in the context of biology instruction. Includes a theoretical rationale for its use as well as a brief review of key studies that have found it effective. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Yarden, Anat; Brill, Gilat; Falk, Hedda – Journal of Biological Education, 2001
Adopts primary literature as a means of developing scientific literacy among high-school biology majors. Reports on the development and implementation of a primary literature-based curriculum in developmental biology. Discusses the process of adapting original research articles to the high-school level, as well as a conversational model developed…
Descriptors: Biology, High Schools, Innovation, Journal Articles
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Sands, M. K.; Forrest, G. M. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Described is a procedure for assessment of student performance in laboratory work (practical work) in Advanced Level Biology in England. Some historical background is included. (PB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Educational Assessment, Evaluation
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Harris, N. D. C.; Bullock, K. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Reported is an analysis to determine the real costs of undergraduate student projects and to highlight areas in which economies could be made or efficiency improved. (PB)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering, Financial Problems, Higher Education
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Jones, Lawrence; Graham, Ian – Journal of Biological Education, 1986
Reviews the main principles of interfacing and discusses the software developed to perform kinetic data capture and analysis with a BBC microcomputer linked to a recording spectrophotometer. Focuses on the steps in software development. Includes results of a lactate dehydrogenase assay. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Reiss, Michael J. – Journal of Biological Education, 1985
Offers perspectives on natural selection and the phenomenon of altruism. Presents evidence for and against the theories that evolution acts essentially on genes, on individuals, on kin, or on larger groups. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Evaluation, Genetics