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ERIC Number: EJ921502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Using Photographs as Case Studies to Promote Active Learning in Biology
Krauss, David A.; Salame, Issa I.; Goodwyn, Lauren N.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v40 n1 p72-76 Sep 2010
If a picture is worth a thousand words, think about how long it takes your students to read a thousand words. Case studies are effective and stimulating ways to teach a variety of subjects, including the biological sciences. In learning the details of a particular case, students develop skills in both deductive and inductive reasoning, hypothesis forming, and developing tests for hypotheses, among others. Reading and developing case studies takes up a great deal of time, however, and this is not always practical in a class like introductory biology in which time is critical and large amounts of information must be covered. Here the authors present the use of photographs as case studies for biology teaching--not as a substitute for regular lecture time, but as a supplement to it. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A