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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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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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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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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