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Dennis, Catherine – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
Darwin's theory of evolution is explicitly competitive, yet co-operation between individuals is a common phenomenon. The Prisoner's Dilemma model is central to the teaching of the evolution of co-operation. The best-known explorations of the Prisoner's Dilemma are the tournaments run by Robert Axelrod in the 1980s. Aimed at students of biological…
Descriptors: Game Theory, Evolution, Cooperation, Biology
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Cleaves, Anna; Toplis, Rob – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
The theory of evolution by natural selection is contrasted in the media, and in some schools, with creationist ideas, in which the diversity of life on Earth is said to be the result of direct species-by-species creation, not of evolution. More recently, the Intelligent Design movement has claimed that "certain features of the universe and of…
Descriptors: Evolution, Creationism, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Ottander, Christina; Grelsson, Gunnel – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
We describe a case study of an in-service professional development project with four experienced biology teachers in two upper secondary schools. The objective was to better understand the role of laboratory work (labwork) in science education with a special emphasis on assessment. Research questions include the following: 1. What does the teacher…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Biology, Case Studies, Professional Development
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Forissier, Thomas; Clement, Pierre – Journal of Biological Education, 2003
"Biological identity" is the result of interactions between the environment and the genome. These interactions, however, were not taught before 2001. In the French syllabus for 16-year-old students, two of the five sections on genetics deal with biological identity. We analysed the texts and images of the chapters relating to these two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Genetics, Environmental Influences
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Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Questionnaire results indicate that, although first-year, undergraduate science students (n=109) recognize the correct sources of energy for organisms, they simultaneously hold misconceptions about other essential, but nonenergy-supplying, conditions as sources of energy supply. Occurrence rates for these misconceptions vary with the students'…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Biology, Cognitive Development, Higher Education
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Reid, David – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
The concept of a "picture superiority effect" is discussed. Examined are a number of perceptual considerations that need to be given to picture construction. Parameters which appear to attract the learner's attention to a picture are considered. (CW)
Descriptors: High Schools, Illustrations, Science Education, Science Materials
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Brown, C. R. – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Discussed are problems revealed in student responses to a practical task which formed part of an advanced level examination. The frequencies with which some misconceptions about cell reproduction and genetics occurred are presented. The nature of these misconceptions is analyzed and their implications discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Cognitive Structures, Genetics
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Webb, Paul; Boltt, Gill – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Investigated is the ability of high school pupils and university students to answer questions based on relationships within food webs using sound ecological principles. Research methods used and the results of this study are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Structures, College Science, Ecology
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Stewart, Peter R. – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Described is an activity in which the interactions between a parasite and its host may be demonstrated using the relationship between yogurt and two species of bacteria. Background information on Koch's postulates is provided. Materials, laboratory procedures, and results are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Culturing Techniques, Ecology
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Gayford, Chris – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Suggested is a methodology for teaching and assessing group problem-solving with secondary school pupils. The results of a study conducted on this method are presented. The problem-solving approach used and operational definitions for assessment are listed. Scenarios for problem-solving activities are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking
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Baxby, Derrick – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Presented is a brief review of the historical importance and knowledge of pneumonia which emphasizes the importance of type transformation. The results of a survey of textbook coverage of this topic are given. The significance of type transformations are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Bacteria, Biological Sciences, Biology, College Science
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Wheater, C. P. – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Two designs of undergraduate terrestrial ecology and behavior field courses are described and compared. These include using a variety of projects and using a single individual research project. The relative educational benefits of each are considered and the advantages of each type of course are discussed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions
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Sheerman, Suzanne – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Reviewed are some of the techniques being used in plant biotechnology laboratories. Described are tissue culture and genetic manipulation. Advantages and disadvantages of this approach and ethics and public concern issues are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Botany, College Science, Culturing Techniques
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Jungwirth, Ehud; Dreyfus, Amos – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Described are the use of two different tests designed to test for selected inquiry skills. Procedures, tests used, and results in several different countries are presented. Implications for classroom instruction are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Inquiry
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Slack, Susie; Stewart, Jim – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Prescriptions for improving student understanding and problem-solving performance related to transmission genetics are discussed. Research on novice/expert problem-solving in transmission genetics is reviewed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cognitive Development, College Science, Genetics
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