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Burton, Rebecca S. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2014
Textbooks are required in most introductory college science courses, but students may not be benefitting from the textbooks as much as their instructors might hope. Word use in the textbooks may influence textbook effectiveness. I tested whether either the amount of technical vocabulary or the readability had a significant effect on students'…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Science, Readability, Textbook Content
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Bauer-Dantoin, Angela C. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Service learning projects were incorporated into the curriculum of an undergraduate course entitled "Biology of Women". The goals of the service learning projects were: 1) to provide students with the opportunity to consider issues pertaining to human biology in real-world settings; 2) to foster student engagement with the community; and…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Females, Student Reaction, Service Learning