ERIC Number: EJ447787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Biological Literacy in a College Biology Classroom.
Demastes, Sherry; Wandersee, James H.
Bioscience, v42 n1 p63-65 Jan 1992
Examines the proposed definition of biological literacy as the understanding of a small number of pervasive biological principles appropriate to making informed personal and societal decisions. Utilizes the content of a major daily newspaper to adjust biology instruction to focus on this notion of biological literacy. Discusses benefits and weaknesses of such modified instruction. (JJK)
Descriptors: Biology, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Nonmajors, Prior Learning, Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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