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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (9): 669–674.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-explanation strategy based on a resources perspective to acknowledge the role of students’ prior knowledge in their construction of arguments and to consider students as active participants with epistemic authority. This argumentation activity was intended to encourage students to construct scientific...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 291–293.
Published: 01 April 2019
... contrasted orienting one's perspective to human society versus wild nature. His reflections culminated in comments on “thinking like a mountain.” With such evocative imagery, Leopold inspired generations of environmentalists (in ABT , see Flannery, 1998 , 2010 ; Young, 2000 ). Leopold expressed his core...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (1): 61–64.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... ( 1994 ). Using indigenous knowledge to improve agriculture and natural resource management . Human Organization , 53 , 123 – 131 . Diamond, J. ( 1987 ). The worst mistake in the history of the human race . Discover ( May ), 64 – 66 . González, R.J. ( 2001 ). Zapotec Science: Farming...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 397–400.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and long-term perspective. Who knows? Biodiversity and biophilia. Powerful watchwords of environmentalism. They seem to evoke in scientific terms the values of nature and of species conservation. Yet they also embody a curious irony. The concepts gain their persuasive authority from science, seen...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 688–691.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of the scientific method goes awry here. Pauling's error about vitamin C is a valuable cautionary tale. Even the scientifically minded are susceptible to unconscious bias. History can help us gain awareness of fads and popular crazes by providing a more remote, neutral perspective. Retrospect can...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 509–510.
Published: 01 August 2017
... problematic positions about genetically modified organisms ( Sacred Bovines , Nov. 2014). How fortunate, perhaps, that such a “plain and simple” question can also be engaging and, when posed to a group, elicit diverse background knowledge as relevant and allow multiple perspectives to be heard. Other...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 348–356.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Darlene Panvini More students are enrolling in STEM short-term study abroad courses, yet the structure of these programs poses pedagogical challenges for faculty needing to cover an entire course in a few weeks. Challenges include lack of pedagogical resources and research; the need to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 364–365.
Published: 01 May 2020
...-conceptions . Science Education , 87 , 329 – 351 . Allchin , D. ( 2013 ). Teaching the Nature of Science: Perspectives & Resources. St. Paul, MN : SHiPS Education Press . Brush , S. ( 1974 ). Should the history of science be rated “X”? Science , 18 , 1164 – 1172...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 272.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Denise Thompson At the beginning of every school year, many educators are asked to prepare lesson plans for each course they teach, to be used in the case of an emergency absence. Teachers struggle to find resources that are not only engaging, but also present relevant information in a way...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 218–226.
Published: 01 April 2020
... serious threat for many reasons, mainly growing populations and the increasing resource needs of humans. In the most recent update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (dated July 18, 2019), a total of 105,732 species were evaluated, 28,338 of which are considered endangered. It has been found that...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 March 2020
... regarding why Vision and Change matters, with suggestions for how undergraduate instructors can begin to incorporate the framework. For example, McLaughlin and Metz (2016) suggested that instructors start with small changes, use existing resources when available, reach out to others for questions and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 188–191.
Published: 01 March 2020
... – 589 . Boring, E.G. ( 1969 ). Perspective: artifact and control . In R. Rosenthal & R.L. Rownow (Eds.), Artifact in Behavioral Research (pp. 1 – 11 ). New York, NY : Academic Press . Brown, S.R. ( 2005 ). Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 123–126.
Published: 01 February 2020
... address this need, we have created EvMedEd, a resource repository to help instructors who want to integrate more medical examples into their evolution instruction or instructors who are teaching a course on evolutionary medicine. Some resources are designed to be more appropriate for a high school or...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 104–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
... population allele frequencies based on individuals' abilities to exploit food resources ( Grant & Grant, 2002 ). For example, a reduction in the number of seed-producing plants resulting from a severe drought in 2004–2005 caused medium ground finches ( Geospiza fortis ) with larger beaks to die off...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 72–79.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Senter (2019) . Such resources could be useful for educating both teachers and students and for inoculating students against future exposure to YEC arguments. Additionally, for students who profess loyalty to the Bible, it would be useful to know that several passages in the Old and New Testaments...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 93–101.
Published: 01 February 2020
... an all-powerful deity brought about the world is much more plausible.” Sophia: “Reading this book was quite difficult in the beginning … The more I considered a theistic evolution perspective, the more I realized it was a much more founded theory than I had ever believed … After the first few...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 January 2020
... shortcomings. Table 1. Characterizing rural community college students. Characteristic Rural students typically… Source Family • Have strong family ties that can be both supportive and a hindrance. Fewer community resources result in fewer options for outside support of family members...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 18–27.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Shared learning  77  57 Not everyone does their share/uneven distribution of work  44  34 Idea/task collaboration  21  22 Conflicting schedules  1  7 Different perspectives/ideas 107 102 Conflicting personalities  5  5 Brainstorm ideas/problems/solutions  12  23 Conflict and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 668–672.
Published: 01 December 2019
... about the world) to explain real-world phenomena or solve problems. (p. 71) Such a resource perspective on misconceptions foregrounds engaging students in reasoning processes that activate students' initial ideas to solve problems. Here, I introduce a classroom activity that aims to engage students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 610–617.
Published: 01 December 2019
... demonstrates a practical approach to designing an effective lesson plan. The approach has five phases: listing the concepts in a lesson, proposing questions that can be answered by each concept, sequencing the questions according to the logic of student cognitive development, selecting resources and designing...