ERIC Number: EJ785666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
A Coral Reef as an Analogical Model to Promote Collaborative Learning on Cultural & Ethnic Diversity in Science
Yost, Robert W.; Gonzalez, Edward L. F.
American Biology Teacher, v70 n1 p39-43 Jan 2008
Analogical reasoning is integral to everyday living. The diversity associated with a coral reef provides a familiar model for initiating discussions focusing on cultural diversity and gender of past and present scientists with non-western science endeavors. These concepts are strengthened through the use of scientific biographical and historical literature.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Marine Biology, Logical Thinking, Cooperative Learning, Thinking Skills, Gender Issues, Biographies, Literature, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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