Many biology students eventually pursue careers in the health sciences. To create explicit links between introductory biology content and the health sciences, we implemented Context Breaks—a series of seven mini-lectures linking course content to lactase persistence/nonpersistence. Context Breaks were implemented over the course of a semester in a punctuated case-study format and received positive feedback from students. They most highly associated them with deeper learning of material.
Context Breaks: A Health-Related Case Study as a Unifying Teaching Tool in General Biology
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Sophie K. Hill, Rhesa N. Ledbetter; Context Breaks: A Health-Related Case Study as a Unifying Teaching Tool in General Biology. The American Biology Teacher 1 March 2022; 84 (3): 167–169. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2022.84.3.167
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