NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 76 to 90 of 200 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Frisch, Jennifer Kreps; Saunders, Gerald – Journal of Biological Education, 2008
A number of case studies were examined to discover how introductory college biology instructors and their students use stories to make sense of biology concepts. Methods involved observing and transcribing stories told by four instructors over two semesters. Three instructors and 31 students were interviewed. Four story types were identified from…
Descriptors: Biology, Introductory Courses, Case Studies, Scientific Concepts
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Strgar, Jelka – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
On first contact, students express less interest in plants than in animals. With suitable didactic methods, however, the teacher can actively interest students in plants. In our research we attempted to quantify the influence of these methods. 184 students of three age groups took part in the experiment. We used eight plants (one artificial). We…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Plants (Botany), Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Dunkerton, John – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
In September 2002, Salter's Nuffield Advanced Biology ("SNAB") began a three year pilot phase in schools, representing the first major innovation in UK biology education since the 1970s. One part of the AS level coursework was a report on an "Issue of Biological Interest". This could be based on an actual visit outside school…
Descriptors: Biology, Teaching Methods, Science Activities, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Yip, Cheng-Wai – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
Extracts of fruit peels contain antioxidants that protect the bacterium "Escherichia coli" against damage induced by ultraviolet light. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals, thus preventing oxidative damage to cells and deoxyribonucleic acid. A high survival rate of UV-exposed cells was observed when grapefruit or grape peel extract was…
Descriptors: Safety, Scientific Methodology, Biology, Statistical Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tomkins, Stephen; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
Primary school pupils in the UK today may be less familiar with natural objects, less exposed to formal natural history teaching and have less time given to school-based observation and discussion of natural objects. This study of children's responses to a "Nature Table" of displayed natural objects was designed to assess pupils'…
Descriptors: Photography, Familiarity, Students, Observation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McEwen, Birgitta – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
How do we support the enthusiasm children show for biology in school? Unfortunately, lack of exciting practical work and boring biology lessons seem to make science less popular. As a senior lecturer in plant physiology at Karlstad University I have simplified experiments intended for students at university and then tested them on 10-11 year old…
Descriptors: Biology, Genetics, Science Instruction, Heredity
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren; Geban, Omer – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
In this study, the effect of problem-based learning on students' academic achievement and performance skills in a unit on the human excretory system was investigated. Sixty-one 10th grade students, from two full classes instructed by the same biology teacher, were involved in the study. Classes were randomly assigned as either the experimental or…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Academic Achievement, Problem Based Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ross, Pauline; Tronson, Deidre; Ritchie, Raymond J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
Biology students in their first year at university have difficulty understanding the abstract concepts of photosynthesis. The traditional didactic lecture followed by practical exercises that show various macroscopic aspects of photosynthesis often do not help the students visualise or understand the submicroscopic (molecular-level) reactions that…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Textbooks, Learning Modalities, Learning Strategies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Randler, Christoph; Bogner, Franz X. – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
Species identification tasks are generally accepted as fundamental aspects of biodiversity education. Our educational training unit, therefore, focused on identification skills by introducing stuffed specimens in combination with identification books and preparation booklets. We limited the number of bird species to six. 492 secondary school…
Descriptors: Animals, Academic Achievement, Identification, Biodiversity
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lewis, Jenny – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
This study followed a small but diverse group of biology teachers through the first two years of the pilot for a new Advanced Level Biology course--Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology. SNAB aims to modernise A-level Biology using real world contexts and examples as the starting point, promoting conceptual understanding rather than factual recall,…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Active Learning, Biology, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ottander, Christina; Grelsson, Gunnel – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
We describe a case study of an in-service professional development project with four experienced biology teachers in two upper secondary schools. The objective was to better understand the role of laboratory work (labwork) in science education with a special emphasis on assessment. Research questions include the following: 1. What does the teacher…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Biology, Case Studies, Professional Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bizzo, Nelio; Bizzo, Luis Eduardo Maestrelli – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
Considering geological time as an important epistemological obstacle to the construction of ideas on biological evolution, a study was carried out on the so-called "Darwin Papers". The conclusion was that Charles Darwin's excursion in the Andes during March-April 1835 was a crucial step in this regard. An expedition was carried out in…
Descriptors: Evolution, Teaching Methods, Biology, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schaal, Stefen; Bogner, Franz X. – Journal of Biological Education, 2005
This study compares two methods of instruction in practical school biology. The content remains the same but two teaching methods are used, one based on workstations (Group 1) and the other a conventional approach (Group 2). The content was a regular 9th grade syllabus issue: visual perception. Method 1 included a phenomenological introduction,…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Student Attitudes, Workstations, Hands on Science
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  14