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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (1): 40–46.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., intellectual property, law, government, economy, indigenous people, and crime. This article specifically considers the rock art and other cultural contributions of the San people of Southern Africa, which offer a rich interdisciplinary exploration of biology—including the climate and weather of biomes, plant...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 671–677.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Cassandra M. Berry Teaching scientific inquiry in large interdisciplinary classes is a challenge. We describe a creative problem-based learning approach, using a motivational island crisis scenario, to inspire research design. Students were empowered to formulate their individual scientific inquiry...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 769–773.
Published: 01 November 2017
... effective learning tool for audience members. In this article, we describe a dynamic and interactive presentation exercise that can be used for either formative or summative assessment, which challenges students to share their expertise with their peers via a unique motivating structure. Students practice...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 396–403.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Samuel Potter; Rebecca M. Krall; Susan Mayo; Diane Johnson; Kim Zeidler-Watters; Robin L. Cooper With the looming global population crisis, it is more important now than ever that students understand what factors influence population dynamics. We present three learning modules with authentic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (3): 182–184.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Grant E. Gardner I describe a design-based learning activity that utilizes the interdisciplinary content domain of biomimicry. Design-based learning requires student creativity and technological innovation to address novel science problems, characteristics of the nature of science not often...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (1): 39–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... recognizing their ability to build connections and contribute insight. By fostering student engagement and interdisciplinary understanding, this can be a useful and exciting complement to classroom learning. Figure 1. Examples of topics chosen by students for the assignment. Figure 1. Examples of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (1): 26–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... modeling lesson but now I think it is worth the effort. Students were really engaged and learned new concepts. This lesson provided a good transition between physical components and biological components in an environmental science class like ours. " – Marine science teacher 2 Interdisciplinary...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 348–356.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... interdisciplinary/integrated instruction learning science in the field study abroad writing An increased focus on experiential learning has resulted in more study abroad courses for undergraduates. In 2016–17, more than 332,000 students from the United States studied abroad (a 2.3% increase over the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 234–240.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Century Learning (2009) set up a framework to define and support 21st-century skills. At its core are four learning skills, known as the four C's: creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. It also provides fundamental subjects and interdisciplinary themes, for example environmental...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
Published: 01 April 2020
... approaches with demonstrated effectiveness for increasing student engagement, retention, and application of scientific information, including outdoor education and fieldwork ( Easton & Gilburn, 2012 ), experiential learning ( Bauerle & Park, 2012 ), and project-based ecology ( McCann & Miller...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 137.
Published: 01 March 2020
... microtubules and causing the cells to stop dividing. Microtubule is thereby changed from an abstract term to a way of understanding cancer treatment. I have also found that students may grow to have positive attitudes toward biology if I approach instruction from an interdisciplinary perspective...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the science they will encounter in their lives to make informed decisions ( National Research Council, 2012 ). Therefore, all students in biology classes need to learn biological concepts and to think within the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the field by considering core ideas, practices...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 158–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
...' self-motivation and improve their learning outcomes. We encouraged submissions to peer-reviewed journals, supported by stepwise supervision on writing by the instructor, which led to possible publication of some student-written articles. We compared the results from two classes in 2015 and 2016...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 162–169.
Published: 01 March 2020
... interdisciplinary team of three, in partnership with the gallery's director, Victoria Cooke, planned and implemented this exhibition over the course of a year. The result was Tiny Enormous , a month-long art–science exhibition of both visual evidence and imaginative interpretations of microorganisms. Art using...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 123–126.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Daniel Z. Grunspan; Randolph M. Nesse; Sara E. Brownell Teaching evolution using medical examples can be a particularly effective strategy for motivating students to learn evolutionary principles, especially students interested in pursuing medical and allied health careers. Research in the area of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 30–36.
Published: 01 January 2020
... learn very little about them in the classroom. We describe an activity designed to teach high school or college students about zoonotic disease outbreaks. This case-based lesson also introduces how habitat disruption can lead to far-reaching impacts on livestock and humans, often indirectly...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 638–643.
Published: 01 December 2019
... approximated by further comparisons with Bloom's taxonomy of learning, as revised by Anderson and Krathwohl (2001) . The BMP project demands high levels of critical thinking, providing the class with an engaging, interdisciplinary capstone that emphasizes feasibility. The assignment necessitates...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 680–685.
Published: 01 December 2019
...-I An Interdisciplinary Investigation of African Rock Art Images to Learn about Science & Culture: Blending Biology, Geology, History & Ethics.................................1.40-I Pancake Evolution: A Novel & Engaging Illustration of Natural Selection...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 618–624.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mallory Ware; Christie Sampson; Delaney Lann; Erica Linard; Lauren Garcia Chance Hands-on learning is a highly effective teaching method for topics in STEM disciplines. Unfortunately, environmental science teachers sometimes lack the tools to engage their students in hands-on experimentation in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 649–657.
Published: 01 December 2019
... undergraduates that lie at the confluence of biology and computer science are still lacking ( Stefan et al., 2015 ; Wang, 2017 ). At William & Mary, under the framework of a Creative Adaptation internal grant, an interdisciplinary collaboration between Biology and Computer Science faculty worked to improve...