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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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Welford, A. G.; Donnelly, A. F. – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
This paper shows that more pupils take biology than the other sciences in England. Biology attracts pupils of all abilities and girls in particular. Performance data reported suggests that the study of biology is not as effective in enhancing science performance as are the physical sciences. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Females, Foreign Countries