ERIC Number: ED436338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Bio 101.
Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD.
Sharply rising enrollments in undergraduate biology, spurred by the growing importance of the life sciences in society, have led university faculty members across the country to experiment with new ways of teaching students. This report documents change in the nation's classrooms; specifically, it focuses on a sample of institutions that are incorporating innovative projects in biology education supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Chapter 1, "A World of Opportunity," details how rising enrollments and the rapid growth of biological information are contributing to profound changes in undergraduate biology education. Chapter 2, "Changes in the Classroom," describes innovative teaching methods that are bringing the life sciences to life. Chapter 3, "The Laboratory Experience," provides information about students' experiences in the biology laboratory. Chapter 4, "Faculty in the Crossfire," details the frantic yet richly rewarding lives of university faculty members. Chapter 5, "Expanding the Talent Pool," describes efforts by campuses to attract and retain women and minority candidates in biology. Chapter 6, "The Many Paths to Success," lists even more examples of new approaches to teaching and learning in undergraduate biology education. (WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Faculty, Females, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD.