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Advanced High School Biology in an Era of Rapid Change: A Summary of the Biology Panel Report from the NRC Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools

William B. Wood
2002 Cell Biology Education  
Among the conclusions of the Content Panel for Biology were that AP courses in particular suffer from inadequate quality control as well as excessive pressure to fulfill their advanced placement function  ...  examination or the IB examination as the sole basis for automatic placement out of required introductory courses for biology majors and distribution requirements for nonmajors.  ...  Access to Excellence: Report of the Commission on the Future of the Advanced Placement Program, Princeton, NJ, p. 12.  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.02-09-0038 pmid:12669097 pmcid:PMC149809 fatcat:bzhqwptqufefbdxvbtgodj7xby

Online Interactive Teaching Modules Enhance Quantitative Proficiency of Introductory Biology Students

Katerina V. Thompson, Kären C. Nelson, Gili Marbach-Ad, Michael Keller, William F. Fagan, John Jungck
2010 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
The effect of the modules was assessed in an introductory biology course at the University of Maryland.  ...  Over the course of the semester, students showed significant increases in quantitative skills that were independent of previous math course work.  ...  Support for this project was provided by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program grant to the University of Maryland; a National Science Foundation Course; Curriculum,  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.10-03-0028 pmid:20810959 pmcid:PMC2931674 fatcat:yzlkgri5yffljlfjddrjcmbeui

Using the Principles of BIO2010 to Develop an Introductory, Interdisciplinary Course for Biology Students

Kelly E. Matthews, Peter Adams, Merrilyn Goos, John Jungck
2010 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the writers of BIO2010 and the National Research Council. This study was funded in part by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ALTC.  ...  However, challenges arise as individual institutions attempt to translate the blueprint of BIO2010 into practice.  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.10-03-0034 pmid:20810961 pmcid:PMC2931676 fatcat:hj23rdznpvbenlejk3rval76om

Perestroika in High School Biology Education

Clark E. Adams
1990 The American history teacher  
This literature should be required reading for all pre-service biology teacher trainees because it reveals disturbing and persistent trends in introductory biology courses in U.S. high schools and it discusses  ...  Beginning in the late 1970s and continuing through the last decade, many articles have addressed needed reforms in the introductory high school biology curriculum (Table 1) .  ...  Introductory biology, second-year biology and the college introductory biology course are repetitive exposures to the same content.  ... 
doi:10.2307/4449154 fatcat:qntlbvnvczd47csoxhsqgrbsau

Teaching the Process of Science: Faculty Perceptions and an Effective Methodology

David Coil, Mary Pat Wenderoth, Matthew Cunningham, Clarissa Dirks, Martha Grossel
2010 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
We recommend a wider implementation of courses that teach undergraduates science process skills early in their studies with the goals of improving student success and retention in the sciences and enhancing  ...  We build upon previous work, showing student learning gains in both reading primary literature and scientific writing, and share student perspectives about a course where teaching the process of science  ...  This work was funded by a grant to the University of Washington from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program (Grant 52003841) and approved by The Evergreen  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.10-01-0005 pmid:21123699 pmcid:PMC2995770 fatcat:d5rek5zgl5astkyd26mpcr5evy

Learning about Chemiosmosis and ATP Synthesis with Animations Outside of the Classroom †

Eric E. Goff, Katie M. Reindl, Christina Johnson, Phillip McClean, Erika G. Offerdahl, Noah L. Schroeder, Alan R. White
2017 Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education  
Many undergraduate biology courses have begun to implement instructional strategies aimed at increasing student interaction with course material outside of the classroom.  ...  (d = 0.53, p < 0.001) both outperformed students in the control group on a follow-up assessment.  ...  in introductory biology students.  ... 
doi:10.1128/jmbe.v18i1.1223 pmid:28512512 pmcid:PMC5410753 fatcat:fafeh5sxevbo5gwdxpunbvhgqi

RESPONSE:Re: The Use of a Knowledge Survey as an Indicator of Student Learning in an Introductory Biology Course

Nancy Bowers, Maureen Brandon
2006 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
RESPONSE: Re: The Use of a Knowledge Survey as an Indicator of Student Learning in an Introductory Biology Course Diane Ebert-May and Everett P.  ...  A knowledge survey (KS) is a series of content-based questions on topics presented in the course.  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.06-07-0173 pmcid:PMC1681363 fatcat:lk5j245scfaulpoupbs2q3bafe

A Faculty-Development Model for Transforming Introductory Biology and Ecology Courses

Charlene D'Avanzo, Charles W. Anderson, Laurel M. Hartley, Nancy Pelaez
2012 BioScience  
the effective transformation of introductory biology and ecology teaching.  ...  Surveys of the instructors indicated a substantial use of DQCs and active teaching, and nearly all of those faculty members participating in the research saw significant student gains and a large positive  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the instructors who administered the diagnostic question clusters to their students and who participated in helpful discussions related to their students' understanding of matter  ... 
doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.12 fatcat:zlio3uwvybdndpt3jhojohlhua

On the Edge of Mathematics and Biology Integration: Improving Quantitative Skills in Undergraduate Biology Education

Jason Feser, Helen Vasaly, Jose Herrera
2013 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
and Glenn Ledder, Richard Yamada, Pat Marsteller, and the mathematics biology community for advice, information, enthusiasm, and encouragement provided over the course of writing this paper.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Terry Woodin for her steady comments in shaping the manuscript; Kaci Thompson and Malcolm Campbell for their generous assistance to assure proper description of their projects;  ...  Throughout one semester of introductory biology, the authors measured the effects of their new textbook on the students by comparing students in the revised course with students in two sections using a  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.13-03-0057 pmid:23737616 pmcid:PMC3671635 fatcat:356jq4rqsje23hiyenguoewdei

Chapter 2. Planning to Fail: Teaching Strategies to Navigate Failure-Related Research Challenges in an Introductory Biology CURE [chapter]

Oliver Hyman, Joseph A. Harsh
2022 Confronting Failure: Building Confidence and Resilience in Undergraduate Researchers  
This case study provides a classroom-tested framework that can be used in a large enrollment introductory biology laboratory course to troubleshoot technical issues related to the failure of a commonly  ...  used research technique in biology—polymerase chain reaction.  ...  The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at James Madison University and 4-VA provided financial support for the development of these courses.  ... 
doi:10.18833/cf/1 fatcat:zmlaq6eakje4tc3iun3hgskv3y

Science Teaching at Bennington College

Robert H. Woodworth
1941 Journal of Higher Education  
Our responsibility in assisting the student in developing an independent philosophy of life is accepted. The attitude of the instructor toward the student is primarily one of friendly understanding.  ...  in science a single unit of instruction called science workshop instead of offering separate introductory courses in the several sciences.  ...  The students will encounter this in a practical way when they begin project work, and the attempt is to anticipate it in workshop.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00221546.1941.11773130 fatcat:vhjdlv2qrrcmpnxqiwdazypcce

Modelling and Simulation: Helping Students Acquire This Skill Using a Stock and Flow Approach with MathBench

Istvan Karsai, Katerina Thompson, Karen Nelson
2015 Letters in Biomathematics  
At the end of the course, the students were able to construct and analyse complex models and gained confidence in mathematical skills.  ...  Using a step-by-step method starting with a MathBench 'bootcamp', we were able to achieve a significant gain in quantitative skills of students with no previous experience with model building.  ...  This gain was substantially larger than that observed in previous analyses of the effect of MathBench on students in first-year introductory biology (with normalized change scores of about 25%) and second-year  ... 
doi:10.30707/lib2.1karsai fatcat:mowsm6tp6zhw5bcnhapqyhlxzu

Infusing quantitative approaches throughout the biological sciences curriculum

Katerina V. Thompson, Todd J. Cooke, William F. Fagan, Denny Gulick, Doron Levy, Kären C. Nelson, Edward F. Redish, Robert F. Smith, Joelle Presson
2013 International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology  
The curriculum development efforts have largely been guided by the recommendations in the NRC BIO 2010 report and have resulted in revisions to courses in biology, mathematics, and physics over a period  ...  Important components of this effort included (1) developing online modules to infuse more mathematical content into six biology courses taken by biological sciences majors during their first two years  ...  We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the faculty members, postdoctoral associates and graduate students who have been involved in envisioning, developing, implementing, and assessing these curricular  ... 
doi:10.1080/0020739x.2013.812754 fatcat:sxj26pmfyffrdoxde33bbvp55e


B. M. Davis
1918 Science  
Economtic botany seems certain to make important demand on the content of an introductory course. Cornpanative morphology needs no advocate of its value and interest.  ...  One oE these is biology and in most cases the course is likely to be organized as of two subjects, botany and zoology, which, for practical reasons, will probably be treated ill large nleasare apart from  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.48.1247.514 pmid:17795609 fatcat:qhkxo7hzcvcp3p7qpzdlbwmqry

A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Instructional Beliefs and Practices in Gateway Courses to the Sciences

Joseph J. Ferrare, Marilyne Stains
2019 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
This paper builds on previous studies of instructional practice in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses by reporting findings from a study of the relationship between instructors'  ...  Thematic coding of interviews identified 31 distinct beliefs that instructors held about the ways students best learn introductory concepts and skills in these courses.  ...  Amy Mitchell Cowley assisted in developing the codebook and subsequent coding of the interview data.  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.17-12-0257 pmid:31144569 pmcid:PMC6755214 fatcat:dph3p75qkjbfhlv4bjakxhwg2m
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