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Michael, Nancy A.; Libarkin, Julie C. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2016
Unless sought out by the individual, University and College faculty typically receive minimal, if any, pedagogical training as part of their career development. This perspectives essay first introduces pedagogical training for instructors in higher education by comparing it to the training required for primary and secondary school educators. Using…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Mentors, Methods
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Marbach-Ad, Gili; McGinnis, J. Randy; Pease, Rebecca; Dai, Amy H.; Schalk, Kelly A.; Benson, Spencer – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2010
We investigated a pedagogical innovation in an undergraduate microbiology course (Microbes and Society) for non-majors and education majors. The goals of the curriculum and pedagogical transformation were to promote active learning and concentrate on clarity in teaching. This course was part of a longitudinal project (Project Nexus) which…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Nonmajors, Education Majors, Microbiology
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Kremer, Angelika; Walker, Mark; Schluter, Kirsten – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
We developed a course in inquiry-based science for students training to become primary school teachers. The emphasis of the course was teaching students to do inquiry-based science activities themselves, as this is the best way of learning how to teach using inquiry-based methods. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Science Activities, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Inquiry