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Hale, Monica – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
The effect of the introduction of the National Curriculum on ecology teaching in England and Wales is assessed. The ecological content of the new curriculum is compared with practicing ecologists' views of what constitutes ecology. (Author)
Descriptors: Biology, British National Curriculum, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development
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Welford, A. G.; Donnelly, A. F. – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
This paper shows that more pupils take biology than the other sciences in England. Biology attracts pupils of all abilities and girls in particular. Performance data reported suggests that the study of biology is not as effective in enhancing science performance as are the physical sciences. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Females, Foreign Countries
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Heaney, Sally – Journal of Biological Education, 1971
Guided discovery was more effective than students performing cook book" experiments or being instructed in a didactic manner when similar curriculum materials were used. The results hold for various mental ages. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Research, Instruction
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Humphreys, T. J. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Discusses advantages of using an estuarine environment as a study area for A-level students and reviews organizational considerations. Details and references regarding a variety of suitable techniques are provided along with examples of results obtained by students at Waltham Forest College. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Howells, K. F.; Fell, D. A. – Journal of Biological Education, 1979
Describes an exercise which is currently used in a course in cell physiology at Oxford Polytechnic in England. This exercise can give students some idea of the molecular events involved in bringing about movement of chloroplasts (and other organelles) in plant cells. (HM)
Descriptors: Biology, Botany, College Science, Higher Education