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ERIC Number: EJ858372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1479-7860
Learning the Science of Research, Learning the Art of Teaching: Planning Backwards in a College Genetics Course
Carlson, David Lee; Marshall, Pamela A.
Bioscience Education, v13 Article 4 Jun 2009
This paper examines how to incorporate "backward planning" in a college-level genetics course at a large university in the southwestern part of the United States. The authors discuss how teaching was a limited part of their graduate education, but yet became an important, and very enjoyable part of their experiences as university academics. The authors argue that using backward design as a planning method can alter science education at the college-level, and that scholars in the sciences can use research in education to become better teachers and researchers. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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