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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
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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
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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
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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
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Blum, Abraham – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
Rationale for and example of a strategy to overcome reading difficulties are described. Before reading a bio-technical text, students read a story (sample included) in which the same biological and technical terms are used, but in a more familiar context and style. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Content Area Reading, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lazarowitz, Reuven – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
A science lesson (observing yeast) was taught demonstrating that when a guided inquiry instructional method is encountered there is a change from subjective to objective thinking. Describes steps in the lesson and analysis of pupils' responses and behavior. Suggests an instructional model to increase perceptive level of thinking in biology…
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Teaching, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education