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Jung, Julia; Jahnke, Isa; Deprez, Tim – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
There are a handful of programmes in higher education that offer students a "joint" international study programme and research shows that students have certain levels of anxiety when starting studying in such graduate programmes. This study aimed to explore levels of student anxiety and investigates the prerequisite skills in order to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Psychological Patterns, Anxiety, Masters Programs
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O'Connell, Kari; Hoke, Kelly; Berkowitz, Alan; Branchaw, Janet; Storksdieck, Martin – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2021
Field learning experiences reach tens of thousands of undergraduate students annually, constituting their importance as components of undergraduate education and potential pathways for STEM education. Reports and planning efforts by national entities have highlighted the need to ground undergraduate field learning experiences in evidence-based…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Earth Science, Biology, Program Design
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Vandervoort, Frances S. – American Biology Teacher, 2013
Oscar Riddle, born in Indiana in 1877, was an ardent evolutionist and a key player in the founding of the National Association of Biology Teachers in 1938. He studied heredity and behavior in domestic pigeons and doves with Charles O. Whitman of the University of Chicago, received his Ph.D. in zoology in 1907, and in 1912 began a long career at…
Descriptors: Scientists, Evolution, Genetics, Animals
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Lahe-Deklin, Francesca; Si, Aung – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2014
Migrant speakers of endangered languages living in urban centers in developed countries represent a valuable resource through which these languages may be conveniently documented. Here, we first present a general methodology by which linguists can compile a meaningful set of visual (and sometimes audio) stimuli with which to carry out a reasonably…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Native Speakers, Urban Universities, Language Research
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Garden, Claire Louise Palmer – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2022
A Lego Serious Play (LSP) - based exercise was developed to support student engagement with learning consolidation at the end of a first-year undergraduate cell biology course. The exercise was offered in addition to a regular revision session in preparation for the summative exam. Students were studying four-year BSc (Hons) degrees in: Animal…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Learner Engagement, Cytology
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Rall, Jack A. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2016
In the 19th century, the concept of experimental physiology originated in France with Claude Bernard, evolved in Germany stimulated by the teaching of Carl Ludwig, and later spread to Britain and then to the United States. The goal was to develop a physicochemical understanding of physiological phenomena. The first International Physiological…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Scientists, Physiology, Conference Papers
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Wheeler, Melissa – American Biology Teacher, 1978
A variety of technical occupations that involve biological or life science education are discussed. These technical occupations are divided into agricultural, biological, marine science, and medical areas. (MDR)
Descriptors: Agricultural Technicians, Biological Sciences, Career Awareness, Careers
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Rigney, Jennifer C.; Callanan, Maureen A. – Cognitive Development, 2011
Parent-child conversations are a potential source of children's developing understanding of the biological domain. We investigated patterns in parent-child conversations that may inform children about biological domain boundaries. At a marine science center exhibit, we compared parent-child talk about typical sea animals with faces (fish) with…
Descriptors: Animals, Speech Communication, Marine Biology, Cognitive Development
National Academies Press, 2014
For over a century, field stations have been important entryways for scientists to study and make important discoveries about the natural world. They are centers of research, conservation, education, and public outreach, often embedded in natural environments that range from remote to densely populated urban locations. Because they lack…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Sciences, Research Methodology, Marine Biology
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Francis, Prue F.; Venzo, Paul; Bellgrove, Alecia – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Marine science picture books have the capacity to shape what young people know and how they think about ocean environments and marine biodiversity. Despite academic scholarship on marine science literacy broadly, relatively little has been done to study the role of picture books in teaching children about this topic. This paper is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Reading Material Selection, Childrens Literature, Oceanography
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Skukan, Roberta; Borrell, Yaisel J.; Ordás, Jose Manuel Rico; Miralles, Laura – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Invasive species threaten worldwide biodiversity. Success in facing this problem may be possible through the engagement of younger audiences. Here, a game was designed to teach children how to recognize invasive seaweed and to encourage them to participate in marine citizen science. The game was first tested in a pilot study, and then carried out…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Science Activities, Marine Biology
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Roland, Sarah; Bahr, Michele; Olendzenski, Lorraine; Patterson, David J. – Science Teacher, 2005
Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, have created micro*scope, a free, searchable knowledge environment for exploring the microbial world. Microbiology can easily be incorporated into the curriculum, because microbial communities are easy to access. Organisms grow quickly, making certain arrays of…
Descriptors: Microbiology, Ecology, Internet, Science Laboratories
Monahan, Edward C.; And Others – 1972
A description of the course and the facilities for the course are given. The Course Log which lists the lectures, cruises, and other activities available to students is also given. The abstract or the paper of each students' individual research project has also been printed. The subjects of these projects range through all fields of earth science…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum, Earth Science, Geology
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Omura, Ayano – Pedagogical Research, 2019
Today, the necessity of marine education is being stated. Especially raising awareness about biodiversity is important in marine education. Museums not only house exhibits but also have the function of storing specimens. They hold specimens not available to the public daily that can be used for educational and research purposes. Samples of…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Museums, Marine Biology, Animals
Hureau, J. C.; Rice, A. L. – 1983
This manual provides practical advice on the appropriation, conservation, and documentation of a marine biological reference collection, in response to needs expressed by Mediterranean Arab countries. A reference collection is defined as a working museum containing a series of specimens with which biologists are able to compare their own material.…
Descriptors: Animals, Classification, College Science, Documentation
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