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ERIC Number: EJ876526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Writing & Speaking to Learn Biology: An Intersection of Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
Curto, Karen; Bayer, Trudy
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v31 n4 p11-19 Dec 2005
A collaborative effort between biology and communication instructors to facilitate speaking skills for senior biology majors resulted in improved organization, clarity and confidence in delivering an oral scientific presentation. But this instruction also favorably impacted students' scientific writing. This benefit seems best attributed to additional opportunities for students to talk about science, to critically evaluate the quality and structure of their arguments and evidence, and to express in their own words a clear resolution to a biological controversy. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A