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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816423–429 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.423
Published: 01 August 2019
...Agnieszka Szarecka; Christopher Dobson We describe a series of engaging exercises in which students emulate the process that researchers use to efficiently develop new pharmaceutical drugs, that of rational drug design. The activities are taken from a three- to four-hour workshop regularly...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1975; 373143 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4445126
Published: 01 March 1975
... Li . LEARNING TO MAKE RATIONAL VALUE JUDGMENTS Our responsibility as teachers goes beyond impart- ing knowledge and integrating ideas from a variety of disciplines. Because value judgments are involved in using information to solve problems, we have not fin- ished our task until we have trained our...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1974; 369562–563 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4444998
Published: 01 December 1974
... provides a place for the expression of attitudes, ideas, and positions of a controversial na- ture. In all cases the views are those of the authors, and their expression here does not constitute en- dorsement by the National Association of Biology Teachers.-Editor. RATIONAL DISCUSSION OF ENVIRONMENTAL...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 792144–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.144
Published: 01 February 2017
...Kenneth James Chapin; Peter Nonacs; Loren D. Hayes Game theory is used in biology to understand why otherwise rational individuals make nonintuitive decisions regarding cooperation and competition. Recently, biology teachers engaged their students in game theory curricula by presenting them with a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824197 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.197
Published: 01 April 2020
... and start each semester fresh, having grown from lessons learned. Even when asked to write this commentary, I struggled with a hope that my NABT colleagues would be interested in what I have to say. Rationally, I think back on the journey detailed in my vita. I am fortunate to have been able to...
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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
... and explore mechanisms to explain their findings. The analytical and mechanistic thinking required to translate numerical output to biological conclusions supported by rational, evidence-based explanations is typically not considered intuitive, but is a critical step in transitioning from passive...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82293–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.93
Published: 01 February 2020
... . Evolution: Education and Outreach , 11 , 11 . Kahan, D.M. & Stanovich, K.E. ( 2016 ). Rationality and belief in human evolution . Annenberg Public Policy Center Working Paper No. 5. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2838668 . National Center for Science Education ( 2019...
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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
...............................7.465-E Race............................1.3-F Ranavirus............................1.32-I Range plant ecology............................7.503-I Rational drug design............................6.423-I Red tide............................5.366-I Reflective practice...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816395–402 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.395
Published: 01 August 2019
... (systematic observations and data collection procedures) as a method of investigating problematic situations in their teaching practice. Kemmis and McTaggart (1988 , p. 5) define CAR as “a form of self-reflective enquiry undertaken by participants in social situations in order to improve the rationality and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774284–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.8
Published: 01 April 2015
... rationalism skepticism empiricism Materials needed. List of knowledge statements, preferably taken from cited sources. Teacher implementation. The exercise takes 30–40 minutes. The instructor introduces the exercise as a metacognitive study that attempts to answer the question “How do you know...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813210 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.210
Published: 01 March 2019
... philosophical section and the part of the book that lays out Fisch's argument, seemed incomplete. At the end of Part II, I did not feel that I had a clear grasp of how rational theory change occurs. In addition, I did not understand why Part III included an example from mathematics, when the book is about...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807483–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.483
Published: 01 September 2018
... biology itself. For a start, biology sits within the natural sciences, which have a methodology that emphasizes knowledge as objective, universal, and amenable to rational inquiry. Within the natural sciences, biology, of course, is the study of life. In a sense, our choice of subjects is vast because...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806416–422 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.416
Published: 01 August 2018
... basic knowledge of that organism and his or her ability to represent it in both thought and form. (p. 135) Science is experience becoming rational. The effect of science is thus to change men's idea of the nature and inherent possibilities of experience. By the same token, it changes the idea and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805397–400 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.397
Published: 01 May 2018
... counterexamples. Also, alternative explanations for why people value nature were never fully weighed. Later, Wilson hedged the whole biophilia issue by saying, “ if it exists, and I believe that it does ” (1993, pp. 31, italics added). “If,” indeed. Belief and rationalization do not substitute for solid...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 739513–519 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.9.3
Published: 01 November 2011
... preservative, and potential causes have to be pursued somewhere else. Although many early vaccines were prepared empirically from live attenuated or inactivated pathogens, recent years have witnessed a shift toward a more rational strategy, in which concepts from disciplines including molecular biology...
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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
..., Engineering, and Mathematics) is slowly making way for STEAM education (plus Arts) ( Fulton & Simpson-Steele, 2016 ). Natural sciences is rational by nature. An often-neglected aspect is that science also relies heavily on creativity and imagination ( Brits et al., 2016 ). In this article the roles of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796442–449 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.442
Published: 01 August 2017
... promotes learner-centered engagement and overall academic growth. Previous studies have highlighted ePortfolios as improving instructor-student and student-student communications, supporting collaboration and learning exchange outside of class. The process of reflecting on and rationalizing the...
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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
... to move from using qualitative, anecdotal rationalization to quantitative reasoning (aligned to V&C, AAAS, 2011 , and NGSS, 2013 ) to support an argument regarding the efficacy of their impact. Students presented a poster evaluating their experience to peers, faculty, and the community at a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 785380–384 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.5.380
Published: 01 May 2016
... offered in a similar vein. If our aim is to instill in students an appreciation for science (and in particular for evolutionary biology) as an empirically based, rational system of knowledge – as opposed to an authority-based system of dogma – it is incumbent upon us not to conflate conclusions with...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784338–340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.338
Published: 01 April 2016
.... ( 2008 ). Sensory perception, rationalism and outdoor environmental education . International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education , 17 , 6 – 12 . Dangles, O. , Irschick, D. , Chittka, L. & Casas, J. ( 2009 ). Variability in sensory ecology: expanding the bridge between...