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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 120–127.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Sarah Bauer Natural selection is a widely misunderstood yet critical element to understanding evolution, a concept already fraught with controversy and challenges to its instruction. This necessitates creative methods to improve student learning in this area. A constructivist mini-unit...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 389–395.
Published: 01 May 2016
... . 2016 Science vocabulary college textbooks teaching methods student learning There is a widely reported claim about biology textbooks that goes something like this: Students encounter more new terms in an introductory biology textbook than in a foreign-language textbook. Most recently, I...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 January 2016
... inquiry and demonstrate that even subtle incorporation of modeling into existing science curricula can help achieve student learning outcomes, particularly for English-language learners. In closing, we express the value of models and modeling in life beyond the classroom and research laboratory, and...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 12–18.
Published: 01 January 2015
... methods and activities are described, and what is being learned about student outcomes. The practitioner literature reveals a focus on novel and innovative labs, and gaps in some biology topics. There is little description of student learning, but motivation and engagement are a primary concern of authors...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 178–184.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-enhanced curriculum designed to help students learn about cells and heredity. Our findings suggest that the instruction aided students in progressing to more sophisticated levels of understanding, especially by reviewing non-normative ideas and integrating new content into their previous understandings...
The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (1): 35–40.
Published: 01 January 2012
...' understanding of heredity and related concepts such as cells and reproduction using a Web-based Science Inquiry Environment (WISE) curriculum unit that was developed to help middle school students learn about genetic inheritance. Our findings suggest that students made significant gains from pretest to posttest...