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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793233–237 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.233
Published: 01 March 2017
...Robert C. Wallon; Chandana Jasti; Barbara Hug The activity described in this article is designed to provide biology students with opportunities to engage in a range of academic language as they learn the discipline-specific meanings of the terms “drug,” “poison,” “toxicant,” and “toxin.” Although...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823158–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.158
Published: 01 March 2020
... assignments cannot easily be achieved in many native language environments ( Zidarić et al., 2016 ), opportunities for publishing may exist at the international level. Usually, of course, student writing assignments remain within the confines of the educational institution, and as such are not available to a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823188–191 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.188
Published: 01 March 2020
..., working with his son Francis, he continued to describe the various controls in his research, now on The Power of Movement in Plants . But the language had shifted subtly. In several places, the Darwins inserted a parenthetical phrase, as though to define control for a reader who may not yet have been...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82293–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.93
Published: 01 February 2020
... at an evangelical Christian university. This included the presence of an instructor as a religious scientist role model who accepts evolution, and the use of the book The Language of God . We explored how this curriculum affected students' conceptions of religion and evolution using pre- and post...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82153–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.53
Published: 01 January 2020
...: toward better conceptualizations and measures . Educational Researcher , 38 , 181 – 199 . Doyle, W. ( 1983 ). Academic work . Review of Educational Research , 53 , 159 – 199 . Engle, R.A. & Conant, F.R. ( 2002 ). Guiding principles for fostering productive disciplinary engagement...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819649–657 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.649
Published: 01 December 2019
... exposing students to Python, a commonly used computer programming language. We accomplished this by developing exercises within the interactive Jupyter Notebook platform, an open-source application that allows Python code to be written and executed as discrete blocks in real time. Students used the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816403–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.403
Published: 01 August 2019
... & Veloso, 2017 ), if written in language appropriate to convey such classroom values. However, Thompson (2007) notes that what instructors convey in the syllabus can sometimes be inconsistent with their pedagogical practices and beliefs. Hence, instructors should be diligent to convey and align their...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816442–448 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.442
Published: 01 August 2019
... instruction: a review of the literature on effectiveness in prekindergarten through 12th grade classrooms . InSight: Rivier Academic Journal , 7 ( 2 ), 1 – 13 . Hoppmann, R. , Rao, V. , Bell, F. , Poston, M. , Howe, D. , Riffle, S. , et al. ( 2015 ). The evolution of an integrated ultrasound...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815308–316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.308
Published: 01 May 2019
... of class time ( Branch et al., 2016 ), while other studies have shown that less than three hours per academic year is dedicated to teaching about climate change ( Plutzer et al., 2016a , b ). Regardless of whether an average of three or four hours is spent teaching about climate change, both sets of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814269–277 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.269
Published: 01 April 2019
..., G. , Rice, S.P. & Millet, J. ( 2014 ). Red trap colour of the carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia does not serve a prey attraction or camouflage function . Biological Letters , 10 , 20131024. Hidi, S. & Harackiewicz, J.M. ( 2000 ). Motivating the academically unmotivated: A...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813152–159 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.152
Published: 01 March 2019
..., cell biology, and immunology. The participating students (n = 255) were native speakers of German with a background of English as a foreign language. The three participating scientists, English-speaking experts from the United Kingdom and Uganda, were rooted in different fields that were related to the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81140–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.1.40
Published: 01 January 2019
... with disrespect and talked down to, as if they could not understand what the research was about. Moreover, they criticized how unfamiliar “academiclanguage was thrown at them and demanded that “issues must be carefully and correctly described, not simply assuming the San cannot understand.” They also...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808608–618 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.608
Published: 01 October 2018
... coding languages and statistical analysis. The interdisciplinary and biophysical nature of this experiment engages students in concepts of electromagnetic induction, magnetism, animal behavior, and statistics. Figure 1. Wiring diagrams demonstrating how to build the pulse magnetizer circuit...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806465 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.465
Published: 01 August 2018
... the book is written makes it accessible to high school students without minimizing academic language. It could easily be used when teaching how the brain regulates homeostasis, as well as behavior. Idiot Brain takes a realistic look at how the brain works and how we think without making it seem like...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807483–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.483
Published: 01 September 2018
... learners, the role and challenges of language in biology teaching, sociocultural issues in biology instruction, and assisting students in coping with scientific innovations. These contributions are framed by a discussion of the value of defining several potential “grand challenges” in biology education...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806423–428 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.423
Published: 01 August 2018
... sources, magazines, or peer-reviewed journals?) Is this article reviewed by an expert in their field? Is the language intended for professionals in the field? What is the scientific credibility of this article? Rank from 1 (lowest) to 3 (highest). Would this article be cited in a scientific...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805339–345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.339
Published: 01 May 2018
... provided in Table 3 . A common theme in student responses was greater comprehension and increased use of academic language surrounding botany concepts; students wrote about the intricacies of photosynthesis, respiration, plant anatomy, and environmental factors that affected their plants. A majority...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804301–304 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.301
Published: 01 April 2018
... given . Papers in Language Testing and Assessment , 3 ( 1 ), 24 – 43 . Russell, D. R. ( 2002 ). Writing in the academic disciplines: A curricular history ( 2nd ed.). Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press . Somervell, H. ( 1993 ). Issues in assessment, enterprise and higher...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803221–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.221
Published: 01 March 2018
... anatomy and physiology course for the first time for an entire academic year. The paper documents salient outcomes, advantages and disadvantages, and the challenges encountered in hindsight, to provide insights into its implementation, with possible implications for development of tasks that consider all...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803235–239 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.235
Published: 01 March 2018
... argument related to the constitutionality of a law that tells teachers what not to teach. This line of questioning sought to answer the question, Should the legislature be able to set curricular policies for public school employees? The final argument involved the issue of academic freedom and tackled the...