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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 63–67.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Noveera T. Ahmed This classroom activity is based on a constructivist learning design and engages students in physically constructing a karyotype of three mock patients. Students then diagnose the chromosomal aneuploidy based on the karyotype, list the symptoms associated with the disorder, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2008) 70 (8): 457–460.
Published: 01 October 2008
... other polyphe- nols as found in pomegranate juice. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 16(6), 360-367. A Constructivist Approach to Inquiry-Based Learning: A TUNEL Assay for the Detection of Apoptosis in Cheek Cells ELIZABETH E. CORREIRO LEANNE R. GRIFFIN PETER E. HART Learning is an active...
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The American Biology Teacher (1998) 60 (8): 580–588.
Published: 01 October 1998
... Mentoring 1987 Glasson, G. & Lalik, R. (1993). Reinterpretation of learning cycle from a social constructivist perspective. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 30(2), 187-207. Glasson 2 187 30 Journal of Research in Science Teaching 1993 Good, R. (1993). The many forms of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 120–127.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Sarah Bauer Natural selection is a widely misunderstood yet critical element to understanding evolution, a concept already fraught with controversy and challenges to its instruction. This necessitates creative methods to improve student learning in this area. A constructivist mini-unit...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 178–183.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Rebecca Garcia; Alvina Rahman; Janette Gomos Klein We designed a human biology course that interests nonmajors while improving science literacy through student engagement, using a constructivist-inspired, topic-centered approach. This way of learning highlights common diseases that provide a basis...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 739–745.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., 2006 ). The emerging consensus is that reform should be based on constructivist teaching practices ( National Research Council, 2012 ). Constructivism is defined by Hartle, Baviskar, and Smith (2012) as “a theory that describes learning as taking new ideas or experiences and fitting them into a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (7): 486–493.
Published: 01 September 2013
...S. Randolph May; David L. Cook; Marilyn K. May Biology courses have thousands of words to learn in order to intelligently discuss the subject and take tests over the material. Biological fluency is an important goal for students, and practical methods based on constructivist pedagogies can be...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (9): 542–546.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jessica M. Hopkins; Rosemary J. Smith Effective investigations incorporate all four features of constructivist teaching. This high school or college-level field investigation guides teachers (and students) through the stages of inquiry. The focal concept is ecosystem function, specifically leaf...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 210–215.
Published: 01 April 2020
... those activities, which allows them to find and eventually pursue more than one viable solution to the same problem. Thus, the learners are active participants in knowledge acquisition within a constructivist approach ( Piaget, 1952 ; Freire, 1972 ; Vygotskiĭ, 1986 ). Therefore, game-based activities...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for teachers of science . Science Education , 96 , 878 – 903 . Zielinski, D.E. ( 2017 ). The use of collaboration, authentic learning, linking material to personal knowledge, and technology in the constructivist classroom: interviews with community college faculty members . Community College...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 543–552.
Published: 01 October 2019
... geographical area . Journal of Limnology , 66 , 77 – 83 . Kinchin, I.M. ( 2000 ). On the significance of a “minor” phylum (the Tardigrada) in the context of a constructivist view of knowledge . Perspectives in Biology and Medicine , 43 , 243 – 251 . Kong, Y. , Thawani, A. , Anderson, T...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 417–422.
Published: 01 August 2019
... . Cakir, M. ( 2008 ). Constructivist approaches to learning in science and their implications for science pedagogy: a literature review . International Journal of Environmental and Science Education , 3 , 193 – 206 . Campbell, T. , Zhang, D. & Neilson, D. ( 2011 ). Model based inquiry in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 395–402.
Published: 01 August 2019
... within the classroom from a more holistic perspective by focusing on, among other things, how students construct knowledge in a social setting (from a social-constructivist perspective) and the role of “tools” in scaffolding learning. Engeström (1987) , a prominent CHAT scholar, coined the term...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 435–441.
Published: 01 August 2019
... , 460 – 475 . Kirschner, P.A. , Sweller, J. & Clark, R.E. ( 2006 ). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: an analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching . Educational Psychologist , 41 , 75 – 86...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 176–185.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Research , 66 , 6772 – 6777 . Tobias, S. & Duffy, T.M. ( 2009 ). Constructivist Instruction: Success or Failure? New York, NY : Routledge . Trujillo, G. & Tanner, K.D. ( 2014 ). Considering the role of affect in learning: monitoring students' self-efficacy, sense of belonging...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 187–192.
Published: 01 March 2019
... introductory biology courses . CBE Life Sciences Education , 15 , 1 – 12 . Kirschner, P.A. , Sweller, J. & Clark, R.E. ( 2006 ). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: an analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 483–492.
Published: 01 September 2018
... it produces. Such research will provide useful evidence informing the curriculum for preservice teacher education. How may teachers be encouraged to reflect on their conceptions about teaching biology to bring them more in line with more active learning approaches based on constructivist...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 711–719.
Published: 01 November 2017
... way of asking and answering questions—in addition to teaching the hands-on approach. Bleicher and Lindgren (2005) specifically studied the effect of constructivist learning on pre-service teachers and found that this approach was key to increasing their self-efficacy. They argue that increasing...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 769–773.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Constructivist Critical theory Genetics Multilevel selection Niche construction Epigenetics Evolvability Evolution Lamarckian inheritance Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection Epigenetics Evolvability Geology Gradualism Catastrophism Plate tectonics Expanding Earth Physics Quantum...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 740–745.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., family members, etc.). 46% 54% Here I present a constructivist, hands-on approach for students to reevaluate their misunderstanding of plants as static, uninteresting organisms. Students see firsthand how plants are continuous, moving organisms, and in doing so, perform studies to uncover...