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ERIC Number: EJ863746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Defending the Lowly Prokaryotes: New Challenges for "BIOGaia" Learning Activity
Cherif, Abour H.; Michel, Linda; Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz; Aron, Robert; Adams, Gerald; Jenkins, Sharron
American Biology Teacher, v71 n6 p346-353 Aug 2009
Many educators agree that effective teaching helps students to think critically, communicate more clearly, learn self-discipline, develop an understanding of themselves and others, and cultivate the habit of self-education. Today's global, multi-cultural environment requires people to work in teams, which in turn requires collaboration and practical approaches to conflict resolution. Therefore, teachers must provide their students with structured group learning experiences that promote the development of these skills. This article presents a learning activity that requires groups of students to work together to solve a problem. In this activity, students "act out" conflicts, collect information, learn to take on the roles of others, and improve their social skills and academic performances. Additionally, this activity encourages students to have a desire for the knowledge that will allow them to solve the problem. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A