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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 789733–738 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.9.733
Published: 01 November 2016
... pressing environmental issues. I present a simple, problem-based learning activity that provides students a new approach to understanding two important topics in the environmental sciences – how biodiversity is distributed across landscapes and how habitat loss can affect this biodiversity. This activity...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2008; 707421–425 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/30163315
Published: 01 September 2008
...- covered in Antarctica. Discover, 16(4), 14-15. Shreffler, M. (2002). Learning every day from everyday problems. ENC Focus, 9(2), 47-48. Torp, L. & Sage, S. (2002). Problems as Possibilities: Problem-Based Learning for K-16 Education. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2006; 689538–543 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4452061
Published: 01 November 2006
... 2002 HUMAN GENE DISCOVERY LABORATORY: A Problem-Based Learning Experience WESLEY D. BONDS SR. MARY JANE PAOLELLA he Human Genome Project has produced a wealth of DNA sequence and driven the rapid evolu- tion of novel laboratory techniques currently used in gene discovery and analysis. These...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2004; 667477–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451724
Published: 01 September 2004
... Teaching 2000 Allen, D.E. (1997). Bringing problem-based learning to the introductory biology classroom. In A.D. McNeal & C. D'Avanzo (Eds.), Student-Active Science: Models of Innovation in College Science Teaching (pp. 259-278). NY: Saunders College Publishing. Allen Bringing problem-based...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2004; 665348–354 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451688
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Problem- Based Learning. NY: Springer. Barrows Problem-Based Learning Hafler,J.P. (1989). Case-writing in medical education: a study at Harvard Medical School. Ed.D. Thesis, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Heliker, D. (1994). Meeting the chal- lenge of the curriculum...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 798671–677 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.8.671
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; 797578–583 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.578
Published: 01 September 2017
...Josef de Beer; Neal Petersen This article describes a problem-based, cooperative learning activity, where students investigate the role of ethylene in flower senescence. The cooperative learning activity is contextualized in an authentic problem experienced in the cut flower industry: how can the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
... students in hands-on research is meant to increase their problem-solving skills and help them learn how to work in a collaborative environment. Unfortunately, many students never receive a genuine research experience in their undergraduate biology courses. We developed a semester-long, laboratory-based...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 795393–400 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.5.393
Published: 01 May 2017
... service-learning project with scientific process skills, students were asked to identify problems that our community partners were trying to solve, identify proposed solutions, and design ways to evaluate those solutions ( Classroom step). Additionally, students connected their service-learning topic with...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82118–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.18
Published: 01 January 2020
... increased student learning and satisfaction when working in research teams by (1) including in the syllabus a teamwork learning objective “to practice effective teamwork and team management, including modeling behaviors of inclusion and ethics, and using leadership skills to foster problem solving, team...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82130–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.30
Published: 01 January 2020
... zoonosis spillover transmission References AAAS ( 2011 ). Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action . Washington, DC : American Association for the Advancement of Science . Allchin, D. ( 2013 ). Problem- and case-based learning in science: an introduction...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806429–435 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.429
Published: 01 August 2018
... graders during a public bionics exhibition in a zoological garden that allowed students to act as researchers, i.e., to understand the problem-solving process and to search for methods to overcome problems. The practice of science and engineering was at the center of this intervention; for example...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796460–465 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.460
Published: 01 August 2017
... of human anatomy and physiology. The program incorporates many learning modalities as well as problem-based team learning and can be a feasible addition to many high school anatomy programs. Mindful of the constraints imposed by cadaver availability, limited facilities and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793184–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.184
Published: 01 March 2017
... suggests the activity-, problem-, and project-based (APB) curriculum has the potential to be an effective type of instruction, especially for bilingual learners. An A&P, bilingual-focused APB curriculum will have a significant, positive effect on learning...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 8012–5 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.2
Published: 01 January 2018
... CF problem sets: Analyze the impact of specific mutations that alter protein folding and/or glycosylation on CFTR function; propose a therapy, based on your knowledge the molecular pathogenesis of CF Table 2. Protein Post-Translational Modification and Transport TBL Module. Out...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 78135–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.1.35
Published: 01 January 2016
... other problem-solvers will face. We thank the teachers, staff, and students of Watsonville High School (CA) for the opportunity to develop and implement inquiry-based science curricula in their classrooms over the past 5 years. We also thank Dr. Yiwei Wang, who provided animal illustrations for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803175–181 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.175
Published: 01 March 2018
... sciences. We reflect on our own classroom action research on puppetry, and share our main findings. We also provide practical guidelines for using puppetry as pedagogy within a problem-based and cooperative learning setting. Figure 1. Puppeteers at work. Here they perform puppetry for a group of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793191–197 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.191
Published: 01 March 2017
... significant issue of supplementing fertilizer use in agriculture with nitrogen-fixing microorganisms. This experience exposes students to how scientists are studying real-world problems; it teaches them basic research techniques, and promotes inquiry-based learning in a real research environment. It also...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 775348–355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.5.5
Published: 01 May 2015
... problem of students associated with their “plant blindness.” Moreover, this instructional approach can provide students opportunities to learn the names of plants and some concepts in the botanical discipline, as well as help them understand the relationship between plants and other disciplines...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 77150–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.1.7
Published: 01 January 2015
...’ performance. The scenario-based problem-solving module presented here, “The Strawberry Caper,” not only meets but connects ecological and genetic concepts that are required standards in middle school. Here, students are required to provide expert witness for a patent-infringement claim against an organic...