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Donovan, Deborah A.; Connell, Georgianne L.; Grunspan, Daniel Z. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Group work is often a key component of student-centered pedagogies, but there is conflicting evidence about what types of groups provide the most benefit for undergraduate students. We investigated student learning outcomes and attitudes toward working in groups when students were assigned to groups using different methods in a large-enrollment,…
Descriptors: Biology, Nonmajors, Undergraduate Students, College Science
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Rodrigo-Peiris, Thushani; Xiang, Lin; Cassone, Vincent M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Based on positive student outcomes, providing research experiences from early undergraduate years is recommended for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors. To this end, we designed a novel research experience called the "STEMCats Research Experience" (SRE) for a cohort of 119 second-semester freshmen with…
Descriptors: College Science, College Freshmen, Blended Learning, Student Research
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Angra, Aakanksha; Gardner, Stephanie M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Undergraduate biology education reform aims to engage students in scientific practices such as experimental design, experimentation, and data analysis and communication. Graphs are ubiquitous in the biological sciences, and creating effective graphical representations involves quantitative and disciplinary concepts and skills. Past studies…
Descriptors: Graphs, Biology, Science Instruction, College Science
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Shuster, Michele – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2011
In recognition of the entry into the era of personalized medicine, a new set of genetics and genomics competencies for nurses was introduced in 2006. Since then, there have been a number of reports about the critical importance of these competencies for nursing practices and about the challenges of addressing these competencies in the preservice…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Genetics, Microbiology, Science Instruction
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Adams, Peter; Goos, Merrilyn – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
Modern biological sciences require practitioners to have increasing levels of knowledge, competence, and skills in mathematics and programming. A recent review of the science curriculum at the University of Queensland, a large, research-intensive institution in Australia, resulted in the development of a more quantitatively rigorous undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses, Science Curriculum
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Watkins, Joseph C. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
The choice of pedagogy in statistics should take advantage of the quantitative capabilities and scientific background of the students. In this article, we propose a model for a statistics course that assumes student competency in calculus and a broadening knowledge in biology. We illustrate our methods and practices through examples from the…
Descriptors: College Students, Biological Sciences, Statistics, Calculus