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Güccük, Ahmet; Köksal, Mustafa Serdar – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of case teaching on how students learn about genetic engineering, in terms of meaningful learning and retention of learning. The study was designed as quasi-experimental research including 63 8th graders (28 boys and 35 girls). To collect data, genetic engineering achievement tests were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Genetics, Concept Mapping
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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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Petersen, Morten Rask – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
This study considers how students change their coherent conceptual understanding of natural selection through a hands-on simulation. The results show that most students change their understanding. In addition, some students also underwent a transformative experience and used their new knowledge in a leisure time activity. These transformative…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Hands on Science, Simulation, Biological Sciences
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Cooper, Robert A. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Student reasoning about cases of natural selection is often plagued by errors that stem from miscategorising selection as a direct, causal process, misunderstanding the role of randomness, and from the intuitive ideas of intentionality, teleology and essentialism. The common thread throughout many of these reasoning errors is a failure to apply…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Misconceptions, Ecology, Evolution
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Fortun, Jenny; Morales, Ana Cecilia; Tempest, Helen Ghislaine – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Case-based learning (CBL) has been proposed as an effective method to promote student knowledge and motivation. The timing and methods for implementation have varied among schools, and data regarding the effectiveness of this pedagogy compared to other learning modalities are inconclusive. We introduced five different cases in the first course of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Medical Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Student Satisfaction
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Harvey, Marina; Power, Michelle; Wilson, Michael – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
One response to the global trend of increasing rates of student participation in tertiary education has been for universities to increase the number of intensive mode of delivery subjects available. This phenomenon extends to science subjects. Embarking on offering an undergraduate science subject in intensive mode for the first time at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delivery Systems, Student Participation, Intermode Differences
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Zurita, Adolfo R. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
EvoluZion is a forward-in-time genetic simulator developed in Java and designed to perform real time simulations on the evolutionary history of virtual organisms. These model organisms harbour a set of 13 genes that codify an equal number of phenotypic features. These genes change randomly during replication, and mutant genes can have null,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Evolution, Science Instruction
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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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Steffen, Benjamin; Hößle, Corinna – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Decision-making in socioscientific issues (SSI) constitutes a real challenge for both biology teachers and learners. The assessment of students' performances in SSIs constitutes a problem, especially for biology teachers. The study at hand was conducted in Germany and uses a qualitative approach following the research procedures of grounded theory…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Decision Making
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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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Asshoff, Roman – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Scientific inquiry requires the replication of results in experimental studies. Recent studies draw a severe picture on the need of replication and the difficulties in replicating already published studies. As replicated confirmation of results is the basis of scientific and medical research, there may be a need to introduce the topic of…
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Science Experiments, Biology, Science Instruction
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Akçay, Süleyman – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
In this study, Turkish prospective elementary science teachers' understanding of photosynthesis and cellular respiration has been analysed within the contexts of ecosystem knowledge, organism knowledge and interconnection knowledge (IK). In the analysis, concept maps developed by 74 prospective teachers were used. The study was carried out with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Yue, Juan-Juan; Chen, Gang; Wang, Zhen-Wei; Liu, Wei-Dong – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Background and purpose: Teacher professional development potentially enhances teachers' professional morale, knowledge, skills and autonomy, which helps improve the quality of education. The military medical university is an important medical education institution in China; however, studies of teacher professional development within military…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Faculty Development, Military Schools
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Judge, Sarah; Delgaty, Laura; Broughton, Mark; Dyter, Laura; Grimes, Callum; Metcalf, James; Nicholson, Rose; Pennock, Erin; Jankowski, Karl – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
A team of six children (13-14 years old) developed and conducted an experiment to assess the behaviour of the planarian flatworm, an invertebrate animal model, before, during and after exposure to chemicals. The aim of the project was to engage children in pharmacology and toxicology research. First, the concept that exposure to chemicals can…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Scientific Research
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