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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 738454–461 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.8.6
Published: 01 October 2011
...Jessica Goldstein; Dan F. B. Flynn Analytical and quantitative thinking skills are core components of science but can be challenging to teach in introductory biology courses. To address this issue, modest curriculum modifications, including methods of hypothesis testing, data collection, and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 795375–386 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.5.375
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and information literacy, culminating in a real-world critical thinking exercise. Photograph taken by Jason T. Werth. Figure 1. This diagram highlights how discovery experiments on microgreen growing methods and nutrition can create a platform for teaching biological, quantitative, and information...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824247–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.247
Published: 01 April 2020
... mean annual temperatures, and investigate the relationship between various leaf characteristics and temperature. Curricular materials are provided to teach skills in scientific paper reading, field data collection, data processing including microscopy and image analysis, quantitative data analysis in R...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823186 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.186
Published: 01 March 2020
... differences and similarities. They can view their compiled data set and use statistics to analyze and compare it with classmates' data. With the new trait data, students revise their initial groupings and think about the effects of natural selection in similar habitats in the two different geographic areas...
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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
... groups or individually in 2016. In each year, high-quality articles were submitted for peer review by academic journals. To compare the learning outcomes in the two years, quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed. In the qualitative analysis, indexes including the journal's impact factor...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823142–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.142
Published: 01 March 2020
... studies that show a link between student research and lasting learning skills in problem solving, quantitative analyses, and management of large data sets. Thus, inquiry-based experiences promote student learning as well as higher-order outcomes such as student retention and graduate school applications...
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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
..., visualizing, and sharing using electronic notebooks . Journal of Neurophysiology , 116 , 252 – 262 . Stefan, M.I. , Gutlerner, J.L. , Born, R.T. & Springer, M. ( 2015 ). The quantitative methods boot camp: teaching quantitative thinking and computing skills to graduate students in the life...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82143–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.43
Published: 01 January 2020
... light of new evidence Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking Scientific models, laws, mechanisms, and theories explain natural phenomena Analyzing and interpreting data Science is a way of knowing Constructing explanations Scientific knowledge...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819680–685 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.680
Published: 01 December 2019
...............................6.403-RL Critical thinking............................6.387-F Cultural anthropology............................2.69-E Cultural evolution............................7.474-F Cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT)............................6.395-RL Culturally relevant science...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819638–643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.638
Published: 01 December 2019
...Joel Carlin Conservation employers have long valued the in-depth, highly technical training provided by graduate and undergraduate environmental science curricula. However, employers also highly value communication and critical-thinking skills beyond research science, especially the ability to make...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819618–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.618
Published: 01 December 2019
... classroom to emphasize the importance of conducting research using the scientific method, to promote responsible community science, improve students' data literacy and critical thinking skills, and highlight the relevance of science communication. We demonstrate this program with a case study using water...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817513–519 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.513
Published: 01 September 2019
..., J.C. ( 2011 ). Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom . New York, NY : Wiley . Bereiter, C. & Scardamalia, M. ( 1987 ). Psychology of Written Composition . Hillsdale, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817485–489 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.485
Published: 01 September 2019
... suitable for beginners in inquiry-based learning and teaching. It is designed as structured/level 1 inquiry-based science. The topic and how it is analyzed is provided by the teacher in the lesson material, but students are strongly invited to actively think about why they expect certain results to happen...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817503–506 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.503
Published: 01 September 2019
... to their own experience, understand mechanisms by which invasive species impact their environments and list common characteristics of successful invaders, and experience basic scientific methods and ecological fieldwork. Do you think you would find the same results about tumbleweed if...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817479–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.479
Published: 01 September 2019
... involved an enthusiastic instructor who personally engages students and group/class discussion rather than straight lectures. A think-pair-share strategy was used in the inquiry-based course for partners to plan laboratory procedures. Think-pair-share was also used once the lab partners obtained their data...
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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
... these same instructors in future studies, to identify any potential imbalance in investment of time and effort for course design between majors and nonmajors courses. Further, our quantitative data could not address why some instructors demonstrated reformed teaching practices yet their syllabi were...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815317–325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.317
Published: 01 May 2019
...% Many undergraduate science courses aim to improve students' quantitative and scientific literacy, which are skills in which students utilize mathematical thinking and scientific understanding to make decisions related to real-world situations ( Steen, 2004 ; Bray Speth et al., 2010 ; Gormally et al...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815328–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.328
Published: 01 May 2019
...Lorraine J. Ramírez Villarín; Samantha R. Fowler Socioscientific issues have proved to be excellent tools for fostering the development of higher-order thinking skills that lead to superior socioscientific reasoning and decision making. This educational construct, with a focus on a local coastal...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815334–339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.334
Published: 01 May 2019
... . Ecology , 39 , 599 – 619 . McDonald, G. ( 2012 ). Teaching critical & analytical thinking in high school biology? American Biology Teacher , 74 , 178 – 181 . Minner, D.D. , Levy, A.J. & Century, J. ( 2010 ). Inquiry-based science instruction-what is it and does it matter...
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This diagram highlights how discovery experiments on microgreen growing met...
Published: 01 May 2017
Figure 1. This diagram highlights how discovery experiments on microgreen growing methods and nutrition can create a platform for teaching biological, quantitative, and information literacy, culminating in a real-world critical thinking exercise. Photograph taken by Jason T. Werth. Figure 1 Figure 1. This diagram highlights how discovery experiments on microgreen growing methods and nutrition can create a platform for teaching biological, quantitative, and information literacy, culminating in a real-world critical thinking exercise. Photograph taken by Jason T. Werth. Figure 1 More