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ERIC Number: EJ784083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Enhancing Biology Instruction with the Human Genome Project
Buxeda, Rosa J.; Moore-Russo, Deborah A.
American Biology Teacher, v65 n9 p664-668 Nov-Dec 2003
The Human Genome Project (HGP) is a recent scientific milestone that has received notable attention. This article shows how a biology course is using the HGP to enhance students' experiences by providing awareness of cutting edge research, with information on new emerging career options, and with opportunities to consider ethical questions raised by new scientific discoveries. In addition, the course revision incorporates ideas from pedagogical research to create a student-centered, outcome-based learning environment where learning is tied to experience. This learning experience incorporates recommendations from the Advisory Committee to the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources stating that students need more experience solving problems in a cooperative manner. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A