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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 196–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Andrea Weeks; Beverly Bachman; Sarah Josway; Arndt F. Laemmerzahl; Brittany North In order to challenge our undergraduate students’ enduring misconception that plants, animals, and fungi must be “advanced” and that other eukaryotes traditionally called protists must be “primitive,” we have...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 416–420.
Published: 01 August 2020
... writing assignments, especially those that require application of sophisticated course material, is an underutilized strategy in higher education. Here, we describe our use of student-generated poetry in two midlevel undergraduate biology classes. We have found that by encouraging students to write poems...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 308–314.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Dennis D. Tarasi A consistent challenge for undergraduate instructors is how to properly and objectively assess students who cannot attend regularly scheduled exams. Though many alternatives exist, perhaps the most common strategy is to allow students to take a makeup exam at a different time. Many...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 296–305.
Published: 01 May 2020
... them to the multidimensional nature of DNA (chromosomal, molecular, and informational levels). We have previously established that undergraduate biology students typically fail to describe and/or link appropriate levels to their explanations of meiosis. We hypothesize that students' understanding...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Paige E. Copenhaver-Parry Inquiry- and course-based research pedagogies have demonstrated effectiveness for preparing undergraduate biology students with authentic scientific skills and competencies, yet many students lack the experience to engage successfully in open-ended research activities...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 142–148.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Tracy B. Gartner; Carolyn L. Thomas; Kevin Geedey; Kim Bjorgo-Thorne; Jeffrey A. Simmons; Kathleen L. Shea; Jerald J. Dosch; Craig R. Zimmermann Increasingly, undergraduate institutions are incorporating original research into the curriculum as a matter of best practice. However, while the practice...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Kalee E. Rumfelt; Nicole E. Wonderlin; Daniel Hulbert; Peter J. T. White In recent years, providing authentic and unique research experiences for undergraduates has become increasingly important, yet many educational institutions struggle to provide their students with such experiences. Engaging...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 18–27.
Published: 01 January 2020
...://assessment.aaas.org/ . Bradforth, S.E. , Miller, E.R. , Dichtel, W.R. , Leibovich, A.K. , Feig, A.L. , Martin, D. , et al. ( 2015 ). Improve undergraduate science education: it is time to use evidence-based teaching practices at all levels by providing incentives and effective evaluations . Nature , 523...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 53–57.
Published: 01 January 2020
... between teaching assistants and student outcomes in undergraduate science laboratory classes . Journal of Research in Science Teaching , 54 , 463 – 492 . Williams, D.E. & Roach, K.D. ( 1992 ). Graduate teaching assistant perceptions of training programs . Communication Research Reports...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 649–657.
Published: 01 December 2019
... undergraduates that lie at the confluence of biology and computer science are still lacking ( Stefan et al., 2015 ; Wang, 2017 ). At William & Mary, under the framework of a Creative Adaptation internal grant, an interdisciplinary collaboration between Biology and Computer Science faculty worked to improve...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 449–451.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Cassy Cozine Collecting meaningful data in an undergraduate human physiology lab course can be difficult for a variety of reasons. I describe a way of creating an inquiry-based, semester-long project that allows students practice in designing retrospective research questions using a large database...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 417–422.
Published: 01 August 2019
.... & Bouwma, A. ( 2011 ). Modeling-based curriculum and instruction in the undergraduate classroom: engagement of students as communities of scientists . Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association , New Orleans, LA . http://www.aera.net/Publications/Online-Paper...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 141.
Published: 01 February 2019
... . 2019 CourseSource: Evidence-Based Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Biology Education ( https://www.coursesource.org/ ) Inspired by national reports like BIO 2010 and Vision and Change , which call for reformation in undergraduate biology education, CourseSource provides tools for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 February 2019
... compares two active-learning approaches to teaching meiosis through modeling in an introductory undergraduate biology course for health sciences majors. Items from the published, validated Meiosis Concept Inventory were used for pre- and post-instruction assessment. In addition, we collected data regarding...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (8): 561–569.
Published: 01 October 2018
..., current introductory entomology textbooks fail to fully integrate evo-devo into the undergraduate curriculum. We argue that an evo-devo case-study-based approach, focused on adult development, will not only familiarize students with exciting findings in this field, but will also help them deepen their...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 278–284.
Published: 01 April 2018
... engage undergraduate biology students at the freshman level, less attention is given to designing challenges for advanced students. Here, I present a project-based learning (PBL) activity that was developed to teach phylogenetics for junior and senior-level biology students. This approach reinforces the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 64.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) (Higher Education Resources; http://pulse-community.org ) © 2018 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 393–400.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Kelsie M. Bernot; Amy E. Kulesza; Judith S. Ridgway To engage students in applying scientific process skills to real-world issues, we implemented a service-learning project model in our undergraduate introductory biology course for science majors. This model illustrates how we integrate inquiry...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (1): 23–27.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Richard E. Mayer; Rolf Christoffersen; Logan Fiorella Many undergraduates who wish to pursue degrees in science, particularly students from underrepresented groups, drop out of science majors before realizing their goal. This study examines the effectiveness of a mentoring program – called...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 719–724.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lauren E. Parker; Sara R. Morris Active-learning experiences – in classrooms, laboratories, and outside of courses – are highly valued components of preparing undergraduates to become biologists. We characterized the educational opportunities available to students in the biological sciences at...