ERIC Number: EJ1095181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Case Study: Crazy about Cryptids--An Ecological Hunt for Nessie and Other Legendary Creatures
Rowe, Matthew P.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n2 Nov 2015
This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. This hybrid case has three overarching and interrelated goals. First, it can be used to familiarize students with a range of ecological concepts and terms. Second, it is intended to engage students in the process of science, demonstrating that this "way of knowing" is a powerful tool for sorting fact from fiction. Third, hopefully the case helps students overcome their "fear" of science, encouraging them to explore, learn, and then apply "scientific facts" to solve an ecological mystery. This case is designed to be used in a "flipped" undergraduate nonmajors' biology course. In the flipped classroom, students typically prepare outside of class, often by viewing videos, and then apply what they have learned to an activity in class, such as a case study.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Ecology, Undergraduate Students, Nonmajors, Biology, Teaching Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Animals, Instructional Innovation
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