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Designing I3Us


Early Lessons

A major goal of our Big Science at Small Schools initiative is to advance genomics pedagogy through the development of inquiry-based integrated instructional units (I3Us). This page is designed to share what we learn as we develop I3Us. The current list of tips is based on our experience in developing units that can be linked to in the 'Examples' section below.

Examples
Below are links to two sample I3Us that integrate bioinformatics and wet lab work with a guided inquiry approach. There are a broad range of module types that we anticipate being contributed to the collection as described on the I3U page.The modules below are offered as a jumping off point for workshop participants who will submit modules that also represent the current state of genomics pedagogy before our July 2007 meeting. With this information, workshop participants can begin the conversation and subsequent work to move genomics pedagogy forward. The SNP lab is offered in two forms, a first draft and a more polished version. The draft version is an example of the lower end of expectations for pre-workshop submissions.

Reconstructing the Evolution of Cauliflower and Broccoli: a laboratory exercise from Carleton Col lege that allows students to make connections between plant morphology and the genetic differences affecting plant development.

First Draft of the SNP Lab Activity: a laboratory exercise from Carleton College in which students determine their own genotype for a particular, non-diagnostic SNP. This is an example of what an initial draft of an activity might look like.

Revised SNP Lab Activity: a laboratory exercise from Carleton College in which students determine their own genotype for a particular, non-diagnostic SNP. This is an example of what a more revised and fleshed-out version of the activity might look like.

Assessing Student Learning

Assessment and Pedagogy Resources developed and compiled to support I3U authors.




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