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Zangori, Laura; Koontz, Jason A. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Undergraduate biology majors require biological literacy about the critical and dynamic relationships between plants and ecosystems and the effect human-made processes have on these systems. To support students in understanding systems relationships, we redesigned an undergraduate botany course using an ecological framework and embedded systems…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology, Majors (Students)
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de Oliveira, Mayara Lustosa; Galembeck, Eduardo – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Cell biology apps were surveyed in order to identify whether there are new approaches for modelling cells allowed by the new technologies implemented in tablets and smartphones. A total of 97 apps were identified in 3 stores surveyed (Apple, Google Play and Amazon), they are presented as: education 48.4%, games 26.8% and medicine 15.4%. The apps…
Descriptors: Cytology, Biology, Science Instruction, Telecommunications
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Krell, Moritz; Krüger, Dirk – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
This study investigated biology teachers' (N = 148) understanding of models and modelling (MoMo), their model-related teaching activities and relations between the two. A framework which distinguishes five aspects of MoMo in science ("nature of models," "multiple models," "purpose of models," "testing…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Teachers, Models, Science Instruction
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Lee, Yeung Chung – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
Self-generated analogical models have emerged recently as alternatives to teacher-supplied analogies and seem to have good potential to promote deep learning and scientific thinking. However, studies of the ways and contexts in which students generate these models are still too limited to allow a fuller appraisal of these models' effectiveness in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Models, Scientific Concepts
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Dirrigl, Frank J., Jr.; Noe, Mark – Journal of Biological Education, 2014
Teaching scientific writing in biology classes is challenging for both students and instructors. This article offers and reviews several useful "toolkit" items that improve student writing. These include sentence and paper-length templates, funnelling and compartmentalisation, and preparing compendiums of corrections. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Technical Writing, Biology
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Martineau, Carolyn; Traphagen, Stephen; Sparkes, Timothy C. – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
University instructors are challenged to involve large student populations with varying pre-existing knowledge in authentic inquiry. We present a model in which students collaborate to design and run their own experiment and engage in peer evaluation. In the model, students in different lab sections of a multi-section course explore alternative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Inquiry, Biology, Individualized Instruction
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Stanisavljevic, Jelena; Djuric, Dragan – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of models of programmed instruction and conventional (informative-illustrative) expository teaching in terms of fulfilling the aims of the course "Human anatomy and physiology" which is included in the physiology programme and designed for undergraduate students majoring in biology…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physiology, Anatomy, Biology
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Green, Jennifer H.; Koza, Anna; Moshynets, Olena; Pajor, Radoslaw; Ritchie, Margaret R.; Spiers, Andrew J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
Understanding evolutionary mechanisms is fundamental to a balanced biological education, yet practical demonstrations are rarely considered. In this paper we describe a bacterial liquid microcosm which can be used to demonstrate aspects of evolution, namely adaptive radiation, niche colonisation and competitive fitness. In microcosms inoculated…
Descriptors: Evolution, Molecular Biology, Biology, Science Instruction
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Kinchin, Ian M. – Journal of Biological Education, 2010
The consideration of threshold concepts is offered in the context of biological education as a theoretical framework that may have utility in the teaching and learning of biology at all levels. Threshold concepts may provide a mechanism to explain the observed punctuated nature of conceptual change. This perspective raises the profile of periods…
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Models, Academic Achievement
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Lee, Yeung Chung; Grace, Marcus – Journal of Biological Education, 2010
Education for scientific literacy entails the development of scientific knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge and value judgments to decisions about real-life issues. This paper reports an attempt to involve secondary level biology students in making decisions about an authentic socio-scientific issue--that of bat conservation--through…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Biology, Decision Making, Scientific Literacy
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Boerwinkel, Dirk Jan; Waarlo, Arend Jan; Boersma, Kerst – Journal of Biological Education, 2009
Perspectives are domain-specific strategies employed by experts in a specific field to formulate and investigate questions. Such strategies may therefore serve as good models for acquiring knowledge. Based on this premise, we developed the perspective of form and function, as used by both biologists and technical designers, into a tool for…
Descriptors: Expertise, Design, Biology, Teaching Methods
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Lewis, Jenny – Journal of Biological Education, 2009
For many years there has been a growing concern, particularly among researchers in biology education, about the extent to which research findings from one discipline (most usually physics education) can be applied directly to other disciplines (particularly biology education). This paper explores the issue through the use of one particular…
Descriptors: Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Fused Curriculum, Technology Transfer
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Chanchaichaovivat, Arun; Panijpan, Bhinyo; Ruenwongsa, Pintip – Journal of Biological Education, 2008
An experiment on the action of the yeast, "Saccharomyces cerevisiae", against a fungal plant disease is proposed for secondary students (Grade 11) to support their study of organism interrelationship. This biocontrol experiment serves as the basis for discussing relationships among three organisms (red chilli fruit, "Saccharomyces cerevisiae," and…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Science Projects, Diseases, Biology
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Venville, Grady; Donovan, Jenny – Journal of Biological Education, 2008
The purpose of this research was to explore the way pupils of different age groups use a model to understand abstract concepts in genetics. Pupils from early childhood to late adolescence were taught about genes and DNA using an analogical model (the wool model) during their regular biology classes. Changing conceptual understandings of the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Genetics, Biology, Concept Formation
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Besterman, Hugo; La Velle, Linda Baggott – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
This paper discusses some traditional approaches to the teaching of evolutionary theory at pre-university level, criticising in particular some of the more commonly used models and exemplars. Curricular demands are described and an alternative approach is suggested, using the emerging story of human evolution. Recent discoveries help to illustrate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Secondary School Curriculum
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