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Goulder, Raymond; Scott, Graham W. – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Reviews of the state of biology fieldwork in UK schools and universities at the beginning of the twenty-first century (Barker, Slingsby, and Tilling 2002; Smith 2004) were not entirely pessimistic; rather they suggested ways forward that might lead to an increase in fieldwork. Whether their hopes have been realised has, perhaps, been revealed by…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Orlans, F. Barbara – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Attitudes and policy developments in the United States on use of animals in education are reviewed, and the legislative position outlined. The influence of science competitions and national teacher associations on practice is discussed. The common invasive experimentation on sentient animals by young and inexperienced students is provoking…
Descriptors: Biology, Dissection, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation
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Humphreys, T. J. – Journal of Biological Education, 1987
Addresses problems associated with biology fieldwork and the teaching of ecology. Points out the need for the development of an objective approach in evaluating the effectiveness of fieldwork exercises. Reports on the evaluation of concept education by transect exercises. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Teaching, Ecology, Evaluation Needs
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Hill, L. – Journal of Biological Education, 1986
Provides perspectives and an analysis of the structure and method of biology and its implications to the dilemma of whether to employ a content or process approach to the teaching of biology. Suggests that biology teaching should be soundly based on a theoretical framework with a reduced dependence on facts. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Philosophy, Instructional Improvement, Science Education
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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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Xiaohui, Yang – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
The nature and place of biology in Chinese schools, the teaching methods employed, and the training of biology teachers are described. Acknowledging that foreign influences have impinged on it during the past 90 years, the author suggests that Chinese biology teachers are seeking to improve the teaching of biology to suit current Chinese needs.…
Descriptors: Biology, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Langley, G. R. – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Summarizes the animal rights argument that objects to the use or killing of animals for educational purposes. Reviews and evaluates alternative approaches that include the nonanimal options of videotaped experiments, self-experimentation, and computer simulations. (MDH)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Television
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Harper, G. H. – Journal of Biological Education, 1987
Argues that life cycles and the concept of the four-dimensional organism should be the most important idea in teaching high school biology in the United Kingdom. Presents a set of concepts and terms with a view to improving the perceived confusion in present teaching situations. (TW)
Descriptors: Biology, Evolution, Foreign Countries, Reproduction (Biology)