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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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Naples, Virginia L.; Miller, Jon S. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
Understanding homology is fundamental to learning about evolution. The present study shows an exercise that can be varied in complexity, for which students compile research illustrating the fate of homologous fish skull elements, and assemble a mural to serve as a learning aid. The skull of the most primitive living Actinopterygian (bony fish),…
Descriptors: Evolution, Fundamental Concepts, Animals, Anatomy