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The American Biology Teacher. 2003; 657491–502 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451548
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Anderson 6 428 26 Journal of College Science Teaching 1997 Burrowes, P. A. & Nazario, G. M. (2001). Preparing students for the transition from a teacher-centered to a student-cen- tered environment: Active exercises that work at the uni- versity level. Pedagogia, 35, 135-141. Burrowes...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 776445–451 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.6.445
Published: 01 August 2015
... support” for students to “develop a cumulative, coherent, and usable understanding of science and engineering” ( National Research Council, 2012 , p. 83). Instead of teaching DNA separately from protein structure and function, these topics – as well as enzymes, genetics, and human disease – are taught...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 7817–13 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.1.7
Published: 01 January 2016
...-1, a member of the Domain Archaea, is ideal for engaging students through inquiry-based teaching and learning in the classroom. We introduce this colorful model microbe and provide many ways in which it can be used for experiential learning, including life in extreme environments, basic microbiology...
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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
... without sufficient scaffolding and structure. Further, curricula for student-centered laboratory activities are lacking for several biological disciplines, including plant biology and botany. In this article, I describe a semester-long structured-inquiry research curriculum developed for a plant biology...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807493–500 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.493
Published: 01 September 2018
... ) was used as a model case study focusing on a relevant emerging infectious disease, and implemented in an undergraduate microbiology course serving both natural and health science majors. This case, published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Database, scaffolds students into...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804291–300 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.291
Published: 01 April 2018
... their understanding of the topic. In our article, we present a teaching module from the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center as a tool to engage students in lab inquiry exploring Mendelian genetics. This includes a series of protocols and assignments that guide students through growing two generations...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 802124–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.2.124
Published: 01 February 2018
... kit design in the development of this program. By constructing the kits with grant funds slated for broader impacts and maintaining them at our university's Education and Outreach Center, we made these kits freely available to local schools over the long term. Students and teachers have praised how...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 788651–655 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.8.651
Published: 01 October 2016
...Kristy L. Daniel Learning theorists have provided ample evidence supporting the use of active, student-centered, social learning environments. However, little action has been taken within U.S. university curricula to transform lecture courses so that they include such teaching methods. By adding...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814229–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.229
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Object-based learning is an approach that is mostly used in teaching and learning in museums and is typically more focused on artifacts that students interact with in an explorative manner. As phrased by Hannan et al. (2013) , “Facing students with an unknown object and asking them to deduce what they...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774232–238 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.2
Published: 01 April 2015
... carbon-transforming processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, and combustion that are at the center of analyses of energy use and global climate change. We discuss the more typical types of understanding that students develop and their implications for teaching...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 78135–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.1.35
Published: 01 January 2016
... ways to teach students about models by using “subtle shifts” ( Figure 3 ). Here, we explore how to enhance lab and classroom activities by engaging students with scientific modeling in small but meaningful ways. We often ask students to create simplified physical replicas of objects, which supports...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825344–347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.344
Published: 01 May 2020
... instructors by reducing course preparation load, and benefit students by placing them at the center of real-world processes that require knowledge synthesis and skill development beyond rote content memorization. References Berry , T. , Cook , L. , Hill , N. & Stevens , K. ( 2010...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825348–356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.348
Published: 01 May 2020
... intentionally intervene to structure learning so that students can process, connect, and reflect to promote deeper thinking; little time for preparation or content front-loading; and finding balance between faculty-led instruction and experiential activities. To address these challenges while teaching a short...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825333–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.333
Published: 01 May 2020
... education. We present a series of student-centered, exploratory activities to help students develop their tree-thinking skills. In these activities, students use complementary phenotypic and molecular data to explore how to build phylogenetic trees and interpret the evolutionary relationships they represent...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825341–343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.341
Published: 01 May 2020
... maintained for the formation of a sharp image on the retina. The model is also useful for teaching about glaucoma. Students are asked to predict what happens to the pressure when more water is injected into the balloon but the size of the balloon is limited by an inelastic sclera. Glaucoma is caused by more...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825323–327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.323
Published: 01 May 2020
... immunization of 80% of the population. Pretest, posttest, and four-week follow-up questionnaire data collected from nonmajor introductory biology students suggest that active engagement in an activity such as the one described may contribute to longer-term retention of the principles and concepts than...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825364–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.364
Published: 01 May 2020
... their favorite scientists by hiding, discounting, or outright denying their scientific errors ( Allchin, 2013 , pp. 48–51, 59–64). Through misleading histories, one might easily lead students into a genre that we may call (in contrast to science fiction) fictional science . When scientists do not...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825279–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.279
Published: 01 May 2020
..., application, and bioethical challenges. It is imperative that science educators help prepare students, both majors and nonmajors, for this compelling new era of biology. © 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824234–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.234
Published: 01 April 2020
... time, great effort, and expense. The students, on the other hand, got the opportunity to be engaged in a real research process and contribute to progress in science research and nature conservation. To expose students to learner-centered, authentic, and cooperative learning, learning at stations...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824218–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.218
Published: 01 April 2020
... California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, https://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers out-of-school learning botanical garden trip writing a book student-centered learning environments Biodiversity has been under...