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Klees, Guido; Piepenbring, Meike – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The conveyance of knowledge of the life cycles performed by fungi and plants with spores is a challenge for teaching in university education. The life cycles of fungi, in particular, can be very complex and difficult to understand. This paper presents the development and implementation of a German and English educational software program,…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Biological Sciences, Courseware, Computer Simulation
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Kim, Heung-Tae; Kim, Jae Geun; Kim, Chankook – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
We investigated emotional intimacy with nature and life, and intellectual interest in life among South Korean pre-service teachers (N = 114) training in biology education, analysing the differences between these two constructs as well as their relationship to environmental behaviour and sensitivity. In addition, differences in the respondents'…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Preservice Teachers, Biology, Science Instruction
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Cofré, Hernán L.; Santibáñez, David P.; Jiménez, Juan P.; Spotorno, Angel; Carmona, Francisca; Navarrete, Kasandra; Vergara, Claudia A. – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The results of studies of the nature of science (NOS) as a factor that enhances students' understanding of evolution have been inconclusive. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to test the role of NOS instruction in enhancing students' learning about evolution. We used a quasi-experimental design with pre- and post-tests to investigate…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Evolution, Comprehension, Science Instruction
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Bowyer, Jessica; Darlington, Ellie – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
This article reports on data from a large-scale study investigating students' mathematical transitions to higher education. Three hundred and seventy-one undergraduate bioscientists were surveyed in order to investigate their perceptions and experiences of studying post-compulsory mathematics, as preparation for the mathematics elements of their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biological Sciences, Student Surveys, Student Experience
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Ferrés Gurt, Concepció; Marbà Tallada, Anna – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
This case study describes a classroom-based questionnaire that was carried out with a group of 36 high school students (17-18 years old) in Catalonia. The aim was to examine the usefulness of questionnaires focused on scientific inquiry, both to evaluate students' inquiry abilities and for their potential as tools to improve the understanding of…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Inquiry, Biochemistry, Kinetics
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Sadi, Özlem; Lee, Min-Hsien – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to compare the conceptions of learning biology (COLB) of Taiwanese and Turkish high school students. In addition, it was investigated whether there is a gender difference in students' COLB in both countries. The COLB questionnaire was implemented in both countries and students' COLB were identified. A total of 562…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Scott, Fraser J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Basic mathematical fluency is a prerequisite for success in a wide array of areas in biology and it has been noted that many students are deficient in this skill. In this paper, the use of a "simulated" peer-assessment activity is investigated as a method to improve performance in numerical problem-solving questions in high school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biology, Science Instruction, Peer Evaluation
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Stagg, Bethan C.; Donkin, Maria E. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
We investigated usability of mobile computers and field guide books with adult botanical novices, for the identification of wildflowers and deciduous trees in winter. Identification accuracy was significantly higher for wildflowers using a mobile computer app than field guide books but significantly lower for deciduous trees. User preference…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Thomas, Rebecca L.; Fellowes, Mark D. E. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
It has been suggested that few students graduate with the skills required for many ecological careers, as field-based learning is said to be in decline in academic institutions. Here, we asked if mobile technology could improve field-based learning, using ability to identify birds as the study metric. We divided a class of ninety-one undergraduate…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Badri, Masood; Yang, Guang; Al Mazroui, Karima; Mohaidat, Jihad; Al Rashedi, Asma; Al Housani, Najwa – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
This study employed the international Relevance of Science Education questionnaire to survey the interest in biology and the out-of-school experiences of Abu Dhabi secondary school students (median age 17, mean age 17.53 and mode age of 16) in the third semester of 2014. It included 3100 participants. An exploratory factor analysis was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Doidge, Megan; Lelliott, Anthony – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
The choice of which language strategies to use in schools in Africa is the subject of much debate. In the Life Sciences, cultural issues associated with the use of biological terminology add to this debate. In our study, we examined the language choices made by Grade 7 Natural Sciences teachers in South Africa during their teaching of human…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction
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Pirhonen, Juhani; Rasi, Päivi – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
The central focus of this study is a learning method in which university students produce instructional videos about the content matter as part of their learning process, combined with other learning assignments. The rationale for this is to promote a more multimodal pedagogy, and to provide students opportunities for a more learner-centred,…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Student Developed Materials, Video Technology, Learning Processes
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Kreuzer, Pia; Dreesmann, Daniel – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to design and evaluate an inquiry- and activity-based learning unit for the classroom that uses biological collections to teach key evolutionary concepts and to support the understanding and appreciation of the work of a museum. The unit consisted of three parts that focused on the most important tasks of museums:…
Descriptors: Museums, Biology, Science Instruction, Units of Study
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Sammet, Rebecca; Dreesmann, Daniel – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Exemplary for social insects, "Temnothorax" ants allow for various hands-on investigations in biology classes. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of secondary school students' learning achievement after teaching units with ants lasting between one and six weeks. The questionnaires included…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Questionnaires
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Harper, Lynsey R.; Downie, J. Roger; Muir, Martin; White, Stewart A. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
The benefits of field courses for biological science students are well established, but field courses also have limitations: they are generally too brief to allow significant research and they are staff-designed and led, limiting the development of student autonomy. In contrast, the value of student-organised field expeditions has been little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Higher Education
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