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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 176–185.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Outcomes: Scaffolding Prompts (see Figure 3 ) Steps needed to get us there: Improving scientific literacy is a national priority for undergraduate education. Foundational to informed citizenship in a democratic society, scientific literacy includes core competencies highlighted by Vision and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 423–428.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Susan J. Rehorek; Nicole J. Dafoe Scientific literacy is a complex topic that is often cited, but rarely fully defined. Teaching scientific literacy often focuses solely on scientific reading and writing. However, to be scientifically literate, one must also be able to distinguish between credible...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (6): 374–379.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Peggy Brickman; Cara Gormally; Greg Francom; Sarah E. Jardeleza; Virginia G.W. Schutte; Carly Jordan; Lisa Kanizay Students must learn content knowledge and develop scientific literacy skills to evaluate and use scientific information in real-world situations. Recognizing the accessibility of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 644–650.
Published: 01 October 2016
... creativity and innovation. We propose a curriculum strategy and lesson plan that employs a “reading across the curriculum” approach to enhance literacy skills in biology students while simultaneously encouraging scientific discourse and creativity. “Sophie explains her feelings about Congo...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 370–375.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Wendy R. Johnson The National Research Council's Framework for K–12 Science Education and the resulting Next Generation Science Standards call for engaging students in the practices of science to develop scientific literacy. While these documents make the connections between scientific knowledge...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2013
... developed and tested with various student groups over several years. With effective instructor guidance (through prompts and in-class discussion), students demonstrated greater scientific literacy after participating in writing activities about engaging socio-scientific issues. We believe that WTL...
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The American Biology Teacher (2000) 62 (4): 276–281.
Published: 01 April 2000
... American Biol- ogy Teacher, 60 (8), 596±600. Zales 8 596 60 The American Biology Teacher 1998 Zar, J. H. (1984). Biostatistical Analysis (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. Zar 2 Biostatistical Analysis 1984 Toward Scientific Literacy for Nonscience Majors How To...
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The American Biology Teacher (1996) 58 (3): 147–153.
Published: 01 March 1996
... conducting content analysis of science textbooks 1991 Chiappeta, E.L., Fillman, D.A. & Sethna, G.H. (1991b). A method to quantify major themes of scientific literacy in science textbooks. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 28, 713-725. Chiappeta 713 28 Journal of Research in Science...
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The American Biology Teacher (1987) 49 (6): 348–350.
Published: 01 September 1987
... Toward Biology by Encouraging Scientific Literacy Margaret S. Ewing N. Jo Campbell Mary Jo M. Brown Margaret S. Ewing is an associate professor of Zoology at Okla- homa State Univ., Stillwater, OK 74078, where she teaches intro- ductory biology and parasitology. Her research interests include parasites...
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The American Biology Teacher (1970) 32 (2): 80–84.
Published: 01 February 1970
.... Calder 5 18 UNESCO Courier 1965 6 CARLETON, R., ed. 1963. On scientific literacy. NEA Journal, 52: 32-35ff. Carleton 32 52 NEA Journal 1963 7 CONANT, J. 1956. On understanding science. 8 EVANS, H. 1962. Toward scientific literacy. Teachers Col- lege Record, 64: 74-79...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (1): 34–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Stephanie R. Medina; Evan Ortlieb; Sandra Metoyer Science content knowledge is a concern for educators in the United States because performance has stagnated for the past decade. Investigators designed this study to determine the current levels of scientific literacy among undergraduate students in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (7): 445–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
... activities is a pathway to increase scientific literacy among students. Classroom activities focused on biological control target all levels of biological organization and can be cross-disciplinary by drawing from subject areas such as ecology, molecular biology, physiology, and chemistry. We evaluate...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (9): 686–688.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kevin M. Bonney Fake news and alternative science are increasingly popular topics of conversation in the public sphere and the classroom due to increasingly far-reaching social media and a shifting political climate. Promoting scientific literacy by providing opportunities for students to evaluate...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 446–450.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Susan J. Rehorek; Mark A. Shotwell Science education as it is taught in the twenty-first century primarily focuses on scientific literacy, specifically on the process of science and how it can be applied. Most process-driven pedagogical tools are based on hypothesis-driven science, in which the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 535–542.
Published: 01 October 2019
... using the story of “the lady tasting tea,” then walks the reader through an application of the independent-samples t -test using data from Peter and Rosemary Grant's investigations of Darwin's finches. Understanding how scientists use statistics is an important component of scientific literacy, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 317–325.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Caitlin K. Kirby; Arietta Fleming-Davies; Peter J. T. White Creating and interpreting visual displays of data is an important component of quantitative and scientific literacy. We examined a figure-analysis activity called “Figure of the Day” (FotD) and its impact on undergraduate biology students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 300–309.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Jennifer Jessup; Paul J. Ode; Meena M. Balgopal Teachers are charged with increasing students’ scientific literacy, which involves interpreting evidence and making sense of patterns. However, teachers need access to – or must be able to generate – authentic datasets if they are to help their...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 49–56.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Joseph A. Harsh; Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh Given the importance of succinctly communicating complex information, proficiency in graphing is a central element of scientific literacy. Evidence indicates that learners of all ages and levels of expertise have difficulties in displaying and reading visual...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 618–624.
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 (2010) 72 (9): 573–577.
Published: 01 November 2010
...ANDREW YANG Fostering science literacy by engaging students as active participants and communicators of scientific ideas can enhance learning as well as a sense of personal investment. Science ““zine”” projects can be an effective way to structure this kind of participatory science literacy and...