ERIC Number: ED474716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-31
The Changing Face of Biology 101 with Regard to the Nation's Science Standards.
Beeth, Michael E.; Adadan, Emine; Firat, Gul; Kutay, Huban
This study examines how the Biology 101 curriculum at The Ohio State University, a non-major's course, was changing with regard to recommendations expressed in the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and Benchmarks for Science Literacy. The Bio 101 course was observed to compare the content topics identified in the syllabus with topics recommended in the NSES and Benchmarks to determine the extent to which the course was similar to and different from content recommended for grades 9-12. An interview was conducted with the professor to further understand why these changes were being made within the program he directed. This paper concludes that there was significant improvement in the Bio 101 curriculum compared to the past one on teaching pedagogy, assessment style, and how standards are influencing teaching in this course. The appendix includes a Biology 101 syllabus for Autumn 2001. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (St. Louis, MO, January 31, 2003).