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Statistics in a Biological Sciences Context
Daniel Wiegmann, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Daniel D. Wiegmann, , Bowling Green State University-Main Campus For my biometry (statistics) course my approach is to first describe the epistemological cycle (mostly review material) and discuss how statistics ...

Using Data to Support Learning
Mustapha Kane, Florida Gateway College
Mustapha Kane, Math & Science, Florida Gateway College We are currently working in renewing our accreditation with the SACS. As a result, we are putting a lot of effort in strengthening our General Learning ...

EDDIE workshop Essay
lina merchan, Savannah State University
Lina Merchan, Savannah State University I teach algebra-based introductory physics to non-physics majors at Savannah State University. Most of our students' majors are Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, ...

Opportunities and challenges in developing critical thinking in ecology students
Courtney Campany, Shepherd University
Courtney Campany, Biology, Colgate University Downloadable version of this essayOpportunities and challenges in developing critical thinking in ecology students (Acrobat (PDF) 62kB May2 19)

Improving quantitative and computational skills in under-graduate bioscience education
Tom Andersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Tom Andersen, Department of biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway The Department of Biosciences at the University of Oslo, Norway, has gone through a major revision in its bachelor's and master's ...

Helping students develop quantitative reasoning skills via classroom engagement with data
Joseph Zume, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Joseph T. Zume, Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania I am a firm believer in the experiential learning doctrine. I believe that, one of the most efficient ways to help students ...

Alessandro Zanazzi's Personal Experience of Teaching Quantitative Skills
Alessandro Zanazzi, Utah Valley University
Alessandro Zanazzi, Earth Science, Utah Valley University I have been teaching quantitative skills in all of my classes since I started my tenure track job at Utah Valley University (Fall 2011). I have taught ...

Non-science majors and teaching (with) data
Mathieu Richaud, California State University-Fresno
Mathieu Richaud, Earth & Environmental Sciences, California State University-Fresno Non-science majors and teaching (with) data Mathieu Richaud At California State University, Fresno, an inland campus nested ...

Teaching Quantitative Reasoning to Promote Transferable Skills
Kimberly Coleman, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Kimberly Coleman, Center for Earth and Environmental Science, SUNY - Plattsburgh As an educator, I believe that critical thinking, as well as oral and written communication, teamwork, and cultural competence, are ...

Quantitative reasoning in the geosciences through data-rich activities and projects
Dan Maxbauer, Carleton College
Dan Maxbauer, Geology Department, Carleton College Understanding how to think about data and to make data-driven interpretations is a learned skill that is important across a range of disciplines and career paths. ...