ERIC Number: ED460698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Souvenirs: A Case Study for the 90s.
Shagam, Janet Yagoda; Decker, Janet; Stanley, Ethel
The case-based study, which presents students with a dilemma that encourages exploration, is becoming a popular method for teaching biology. This Web-based report offers one such case study that asks readers to solve problems and make decisions based on information gathered as they engage with characters or situations in the story. The basis for the study narrative is antavirus, a topic of interest in the global scientific community. The story is broken into five sections: (1) It All Started Here: Old College Friends Return from a Dig; (2) Home Sick: Travelers Show Signs of Illness at Home; (3) What Hit Us? One is Dead and Another is Fighting for Her Life; (4) Of Mice and Men: Identifying the Source of the Infection Continues; and (5) Loose Ends and Law Suits: What are the Real Costs of a Disease? The study can be used as a single unit or it may be broken up and presented, as appropriate, throughout the semester. Included are extensive resources for both instructors and students who wish to try case-based investigations in their courses. (AS)
Descriptors: Biology, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.asmusa.org/edusrel/souvenir/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.