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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 403–409.
Published: 01 August 2019
... same classrooms, and whether these other metrics predict an instructor's total syllabus score better than instructor gender or years of teaching experience. Course syllabi from eight instructors who taught the same nonmajors biology course were scored independently using this syllabus scoring rubric...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 18–27.
Published: 01 January 2020
... syllabus: Students should excel at effective teamwork and team management by This learning goal was introduced during week 1 of lab, described in full during week 2, and then revisited periodically over the course of the semester ( Figure 1 ). We created a three-hour lab module focused on...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 389–393.
Published: 01 August 2020
... , 112 – 116 . At the end of the course, students were given a final questionnaire to evaluate the course. Without looking at the syllabus with the course objectives, students were asked what skills they had acquired and which skills the course was most successful in promoting. Out of 18 students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 680–685.
Published: 01 December 2019
... maps............................2.79-F Conservation............................9.638-I, 9.680-M Content and language integrated learning (CLIL)............................3.152-OL, 3.152-RL Course-based undergraduate research experiences............................4.269-I Course syllabus...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 222–227.
Published: 01 April 2019
... service component of the course as early and often as possible: in the course description (prior to registration), prior to the start of the course, and during the first week of the semester. The syllabus provided a definition of service learning and clearly described the project and the time commitment...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 501–519.
Published: 01 September 2018
... components of taxon-based natural history courses. We find, however, that fewer than 2% of such courses have used any such tool. Consequently, the far majority of students receive no formal exposure to the 21st-century technologies and concepts that are transforming the data landscapes of the very fields the...
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Comparision of traditional <b>course</b> planning and principles of backward desig...
Published: 01 August 2016
Figure 2. Comparision of traditional course planning and principles of backward design as described by Wiggins and McTighe (2005) . Traditional course planning encourages linear, start-to-finish thinking by instructors ( Fink, 2007 ). The syllabus represents an instructional plan for addressing More
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 442–449.
Published: 01 August 2017
... ), 92 – 97 . Table 1. Student survey of ePortfolio use in control (C) and experimental (E) groups. C E I check the syllabus on the course ePortfolio. Never 30% 24% Once a week 35% 29% Two or more times a week 35% 47% I view/download the lecture slides from...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 455–459.
Published: 01 August 2017
... percent of the final grade for a conservation/wildlife management course. Individual assessment of each phase will be discussed. Students are also required to integrate knowledge they have gained in lecture and laboratory throughout the course of the semester in their plans. My syllabus for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 463–470.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Figure 2. Comparision of traditional course planning and principles of backward design as described by Wiggins and McTighe (2005) . Traditional course planning encourages linear, start-to-finish thinking by instructors ( Fink, 2007 ). The syllabus represents an instructional plan for addressing...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 323–327.
Published: 01 April 2016
.... In a large college class, the students can be given a list of topics based on textbook chapters or syllabus areas. The video can then be categorized by the topic. Depending on the course content, some instructors may wish to limit videos to those that are accompanied by scientific narrations about...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 93–98.
Published: 01 February 2016
... may be useful in novel course construction. The AP curriculum promotes learning the four big ideas in biology: that evolution drives the diversity and unity of life (evolution: in the syllabus I call this “history”); that biological systems use energy and molecular building blocks (energy transfer...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 551–555.
Published: 01 October 2014
... references and the sources you cited in your text following the author–year format. Include a list of your references at the end of the document. You must use the proper format for in-text citations and references, which is described in detail at the end of your syllabus. In the Literature Cited section of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 333–336.
Published: 01 May 2014
... hypothesis-driven short-term research project in an introductory biology course at a small Midwestern university. During the course of this project, student groups generated a research question and hypothesis, designed an experiment, collected data, and reported their findings in a paper modeled after the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (1): 42–46.
Published: 01 January 2014
... science. A principal consideration in any course is the ability to meet specific student learning objectives set forth in the course syllabus. Objectives listed from the beginning for this course included helping the student acquire a broad understanding of applied human anatomy, applying principles...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (1): 53–56.
Published: 01 January 2014
... biology and genetics courses. BioScience, 58 , 654–660. Coley, J.D. & Tanner, K.D. (2012). Common origins of diverse misconceptions: cognitive principles and the development of biology thinking. CBE Life Sciences Education, 11 , 209–215. Mertens, T.R. & Walker, J.O. (1992). A paper...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (8): 544–549.
Published: 01 October 2013
... introductory biology courses may serve to direct student interest toward particular biological categories such as ecology, time devoted to topics in these categories within introductory biology courses may be crucial for captivating student interest. In a 2009 survey, members of the National Association of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (6): 408–411.
Published: 01 August 2013
... offer step-by-step instructions on how slugs are used to guide students through an inquiry-based research project for 7 weeks in a majors general biology course. Table 1. Examples of student hypotheses in a general biology laboratory using slugs as the model organism. Student Hypotheses...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (4): 285–289.
Published: 01 April 2013
... first day of class to simply distribute the course syllabus and review attendance and grading policies, the first day presents a unique opportunity to draw students into the subject matter and begin to cultivate the scholarly atmosphere of engagement, collaboration, and discourse desired for the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (5): 318–322.
Published: 01 May 2012
... promotes the development of a scientifically literate population. Because typical college introductory biology laboratories do not include experiences of this type, we present a bioinformatics module that can easily be included in a 90-minute session of a biology course for both majors and non-majors...