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ERIC Number: EJ848727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7509
Meeting Report: The 2004 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology
Wood, William B.; Handelsman, Jo
Cell Biology Education, v3 n4 p215-217 Win 2004
This article reports on the 2004 National Academies Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education in Biology. The second Summer Institute was held at UW-Madison on August 16-20, 2004. There were three dominant themes of the meeting: (1) active learning--ways to promote interactive student engagement during class in place of standard lectures; (2) assessment--ways to make the monitoring of student understanding a continual, integral part of the teaching process; and (3) diversity--ways to design instruction that is effective for populations of students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles, goals, genders, and ethnicities. Participants were urged to adopt the standard of "scientific teaching"--making changes, assessing their effects on student learning, and then further modifying teaching strategy based on the assessment results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin