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The Goal of Evolution Instruction: Belief or Literacy? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper discusses an approach to teaching evolution that allows students to develop an accurate understanding of the nature of science and the scientific process, resulting in improvement in their ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Science Education Standards/Science Literacy, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education

Minnesota Lake Monitoring Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site offers information on the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP). CLMP combines the technical resources of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the volunteer efforts of ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design
Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book reviews modern survivors of lineages greatly reduced by mass extinctions and discusses why those lineages got hit so much harder than others. Examples include the chambered nautilus, ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time
Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology, Biology

A modeling approach to teaching evolutionary biology in high schools part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article addresses common student misconceptions of evolutionary biology concepts by discussing the philosophy of understanding evolution and the development of a 9-week high school evolutionary ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Education, Biology:Evolution

Connected Science: Learning Biology through Constructing and Testing Computational Theories part of SERC Print Resource Collection
There are many disparities between studying biology and conducting biology research. This paper presents an approach that attempts to narrow the gap between school biology and research biology ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Inquiry-Based Learning, Instructional Design
Subject: Education, Biology

Conceptions of natural selection: A snapshot of the sense making process part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study investigates why students retain naïve explanations of natural phenomena even after being presented with scientifically acceptable explanations and whether changes over time ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Education

Comparing the epistemological underpinnings of students' and scientists' reasoning about conclusions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a study about students', scientists' and adult non-scientists' evaluations of the validity of conclusions drawn from field ecology observations. The scientists are more likely to rate the ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise, Ways Of Learning:Social Networking, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Education, Biology:Ecology

Students' Understanding of Complex Dynamic Systems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study from the Journal of Geoscience Education looks at students' approach to complex dynamic systems and the mental models they use to construct knowledge. Results show that students tend to ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Education

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study published by the Journal of Geoscience Education addresses student conceptual understanding and conceptual changes in college science courses. Data were collected at a small private ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Education:Assessment:Knowledge Survey, Education

Metacognition in the Rat part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: The ability to reflect on one's own mental processes, termed metacognition, is a defining feature of human existence. Consequently, a fundamental question in comparative cognition is ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Metacognition
Subject: Biology

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