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ERIC Number: EJ1174757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Idea Bank: The Protein Résumé
Caraballo, Tami; Crowther, Gregory
Science Teacher, v85 n4 p14-16 Apr 2018
The Idea Bank column provides tips and techniques for creative teaching, in about 1,000 words. As students use increasingly diverse internet sources, it becomes hard to tell whether their answers are truly original. A general solution to this dilemma is to ask students to present information in a format that they are unlikely to encounter in books or on the internet, ensuring that they have to create something new. This article offers a classroom-tested example: the Protein Résumé. The authors have found that the protein résumé is a form of writing-to-learn that strikes a nice compromise between traditional essay-writing and completely open-ended assignments. Students seem to benefit from the structured format, while also relishing the opportunity to express their understanding in unique, often humorous ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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