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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823142–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.142
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. 2019; 816417–422 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.417
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. 2018; 808561–569 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.561
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. 2020; 824247–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.247
Published: 01 April 2020
...-based undergraduate research experience curriculum dicots ecology ecophysiology plant biology regression Variation in morphological characteristics arises from three primary processes: natural selection, phenotypic plasticity, and developmental programs and pathways. In each of these cases...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82293–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.93
Published: 01 February 2020
... at an evangelical Christian university. This included the presence of an instructor as a religious scientist role model who accepts evolution, and the use of the book The Language of God . We explored how this curriculum affected students' conceptions of religion and evolution using pre- and post...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814222–227 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.222
Published: 01 April 2019
... lack of engagement with the environmental science curriculum. The effectiveness of service learning is well established, but few examples of service-learning projects in the context of natural history education have been published. We describe how we used best practices for the development of a field...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 8012–5 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.2
Published: 01 January 2018
... activities to assess understanding of the material; and (3) in-class, group problem sets related to the molecular pathogenesis of CF. Although originally designed for an introductory undergraduate cell biology course, this curriculum can be easily adapted for upper-level undergraduate and high school...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818554–560 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.554
Published: 01 October 2019
...Sadie Hebert; Sehoya Cotner Recommendations for undergraduate biology education include integration of research experiences into the curriculum, regardless of major. While non-biology majors and biology majors differ in affective characteristics, it is not clear if they differ in their incoming...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 788644–650 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.8.644
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. 2018; 804285–289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.285
Published: 01 April 2018
... curriculum, we developed an exercise using environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis. eDNA sampling involves extracting and amplifying the DNA from specific organisms from an environmental sample, rather than from the organisms themselves, and has been rapidly adopted by conservation practitioners around the world...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 766365–369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.6.3
Published: 01 August 2014
... introduces students to environmental influences on our genes and the complexities of gene expression. A supplemental curriculum module developed by the Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at the University of Utah brings epigenetics to high school and undergraduate classrooms through a range of online and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 765333–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.7
Published: 01 May 2014
...Amy C. Blair; Brenda J. Peters; Conrad W. Bendixen The AAAS Vision and Change report (2011) recommends incorporating student research experiences into the biology curriculum at the undergraduate level. This article describes, in detail, how Zea mays (corn) cultivars were used as a model for a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825296–305 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.296
Published: 01 May 2020
... in DNA passes from one generation to the next. The process of meiosis is an important part of the curriculum, as it helps students understand major concepts in genetics and evolution. Much research on student understanding of meiosis has focused on identifying and describing the various...
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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
... innovative science curriculum . Computers & Education , 52 , 247 – 255 . Kummer , T.A. , Whipple , C.J. & Jensen , J.L. ( 2016 ). Prevalence and persistence of misconceptions in tree thinking . Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education , 17 , 389 – 398...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824201–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.201
Published: 01 April 2020
..., which are often underrepresented in the high school curriculum ( Dong et al., 2008 ; Costas et al., 2017 ). Partnering with academic institutions has helped alleviate some of these barriers. Colleges are often better equipped with resources required for research, and faculty have expertise in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824210–215 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.210
Published: 01 April 2020
... reading disability among clinic-referred children . Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology , 18 , 29 – 45 . Barab , S. , Pettyjohn , P. , Gresalfi , M. , Volk , C. & Solomou , M. ( 2012 ). Game-based curriculum and transformational play: designing to meaningfully...
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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
... ). Scaffolding now includes types of support such as technology in the classroom, as well as elements of curriculum designed to support students in learning particular concepts ( Puntambekar & Hubscher, 2005 ). Various types of scaffolds have been used to support students in learning science. Some...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
... decisions about how best to organize themselves and collaborate within their groups in any given lab period during the semester. The most significant difference between Arnold et al.'s (2017) project and ours was the scope and duration of the student investigations. Ours was a semester-long curriculum...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823158–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.158
Published: 01 March 2020
... throughout the biochemistry curriculum: synergistic inquiry-based writing projects for biochemistry students . Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education , 43 , 408 – 416 . Mills, K.V. ( 2015 ). Biochemistry in an undergraduate writing-intensive first-year program: seminar courses in drugs and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822114–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.114
Published: 01 February 2020
..., R.T. ( 2016 ). An Avida-ED digital evolution curriculum for undergraduate biology . Evolution: Education and Outreach , 9 , article 9. Speth, E.B. , Long, T.M. , Pennock, R.T. & Ebert-May, D. ( 2009 ). Using Avida-ED for teaching and learning about evolution in undergraduate...