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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. 2020; 823150–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.150
Published: 01 March 2020
... Generation Science Standards ( NGSS Lead States, 2013 ), and both focus on students being able to engage in scientific practices and reasoning to be able to solve problems. Regardless of whether students plan to pursue careers in biology, they will need to have a foundation of understanding to make sense of...
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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
... Effect Theory............................4.234-RL The Figure of the Day: A Classroom Activity to Improve Students' Figure Creation Skills in Biology............................5.317-RL Socioscientific Issues to Promote Content Knowledge & Socioscientific Reasoning in Puerto Rican High School...
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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
... modifying WTL assignments that were originally developed for small undergraduate biology classes (24 students) for use in large introductory cell biology courses (>80 students). Students explore a socioscientific issue (cancer treatment) intended to engage them. Students learn content through reading...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815308–316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.308
Published: 01 May 2019
... scientists are not in agreement regarding the reasons for global warming (i.e., human activities vs. natural causes; Plutzer et al., 2016b ). This confusion among school teachers regarding the scientific consensus of evidence for climate change reflects the fact that there is a major lack of formal...
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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
... statement, “It is for biological reasons that women more often than men take care of housekeeping.” Figure 1. Section of a larger data set featuring the responses of 5,024 biology teachers, grouped by country in descending order of most agreement to most disagreement, to the statement, “It is for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797538–543 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.538
Published: 01 September 2017
... beliefs about genetic variation predict avoidance of biracial individuals . Frontiers in Psychology , 6 , 1 – 11 . Kesselman, A. , Hundal, S. , Chentsova-Dutton, Y. , Bibi, R. , & Edelman, J. A. ( 2015 ). The relationship between biology classes and biological reasoning and common health...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 785370–375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.5.370
Published: 01 May 2016
... naturalism Discussion of experimental science vs. observational (e.g., much of astronomy and evolutionary biology); ethical considerations such as animal research or human subjects Analyzing and interpreting data Logical reasoning; objectivity; inference; skepticism; intellectual honesty; reliance on...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782109–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.109
Published: 01 February 2016
... there's no reason why environmental change is a sine qua non for evolution…. Even in an unchanging environment, organisms can still evolve in significant ways. If new mutations arise that adapt the species better to that unchanging environment, then we will have evolution” ( Coyne, 2015 ). Living...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 78124–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.1.24
Published: 01 January 2016
... can be explored by using Wegener's work, which he presented in public for the first time at a conference ( Wegener, 1912 ) before publishing his book ( Wegener, 1915 ). Using these episodes, teachers can promote discussion about the interactions of the socioscientific context in the acceptance of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 769609–614 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.9.7
Published: 01 November 2014
...-based laboratory module that uses guided inquiry to integrate the concepts of animal behavior and population biology into an issue of both local and global relevance. The issue associated with this module is “What should be done about invasive crayfish?” Students investigate plausible reasons why...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 758539–543 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.8.4
Published: 01 October 2013
... reasonable people; and there is acknowledged uncertainty and disagreement about evolution from a societal perspective ( Hermann, 2008 ). Owing, in part, to the socioscientific nature of evolution, the pedagogical approaches to teaching it vary greatly. Reiss (1992) reported on three possible instructional...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 758598–601 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.8.15
Published: 01 October 2013
... observations, while “real,” did not reflect chloroplasts functioning naturally . Many researchers readily conceded that light could produce pH gradients, and that a pH gradient could produce ATP, while also claiming that it all involved side reactions. The central flow of energy, they reasoned, had been...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 746410–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.6.9
Published: 01 August 2012
... socioscientific reasoning. In C. Linder, L. Ostman, D.A. Roberts, P. Wickman, G. Erickson & A. MacKinnon (Eds.), Promoting Scientific Literacy: Science Education Research in Transaction , pp. 176–192. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. Table 1. Scoring rubric for the Hot Seat...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 753170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.5
Published: 01 March 2013
... stream ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA , 104 , 16204–16208. Sadler, T.D. & Zeidler, D.L. (2005). The significance of content knowledge for informal reasoning regarding socioscientific issues: applying genetics knowledge to genetic engineering issues. Science...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 748551–556 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.8.4
Published: 01 October 2012
... curriculum teaches science content while simultaneously improving students’ reasoning and use of evidence to support a particular position or conclusion about socioscientific issues. Tal and Kedmi (2006) found that students studying an issue-based curriculum “improved their argumentation abilities...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 75129–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.1.7
Published: 01 January 2013
... narrative, inquiry, and inscriptions: a framework for socioscientific inquiry. Journal of Science Education and Technology , 16 , 59–82. Bowman, R.F. (1982). A Pac-Man theory of motivation: tactical implications for classroom instruction. Educational Technology , 22 , 14–17. Gee, J. (2003). What...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 749667–671 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.9.14
Published: 01 November 2012
..........................2:81-A, 2:OL-A Darwin’s Invention: Inheritance & the “Mad Dream” of Pangenesis.......................2:86-A Reasoning About Natural Selection: Diagnosing Contextual Competency Using the ACORNS Instrument.......................2:92-A Darwin’s Error: Using the Story of Pangenesis to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 744291–294 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.4.17
Published: 01 April 2012
... controversy misrepresented or blown out of proportion? Another educational approach for improving the status of what counts as science publicly is to foster independent scientific reasoning. The goal is to enable students to interpret the evidence on their own. So, many teachers aim to inculcate skills in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 715263–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27669426
Published: 01 May 2009
...: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL, March 21-24. Glasson, G.E. (1989). The effects of hands-on and teacher demonstration laboratory methods on science achievement in relation to reasoning ability and prior knowledge.Journal...