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Thinking Like a Biologist: Using Diagnostic Questions (DQCs) and Active Teaching to Help Students Reason With Biological Principles

        

Thinking Like a Biologist: Using Diagnostic Questions (DQCs) and Active Teaching to Help Students Reason With Biological Principles

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This website presents materials and results from NSF supported work on Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses.  The website provides access to the Diagnostic Question Clusters and active learning strategies associated with the questions plus the pedagogical and research context for these materials.We have targeted two challenges to the teaching of General Biology:1) Most students do not address biological questions with the... More
Material Type: Assessment Tool
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 06, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 29, 2013
Authors:
Send email to agriffit@umw.edu
Send email to andya@msu.edu
Send email to merrill3@msu.edu
Send email to cdavanzo@hampshire.edu
Keywords: conservation of energy, respiration, photosynthesis, decomposition, carbon cycle, trophic level, energy

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: FOUR STEPS: 1) SELECT and download DQCs YOU WANT TO USE, 2) ADMINISTER DQC & MAKE A DIAGNOSIS, 3) USE ACTIVE TEACHING APPROACHES TO HELP STUDENTS IMPROVE ON PROBLEMATIC THINKING YOU DIAGNOSED, & 4) EVALUATE PROGRESS.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Nancy J. Pelaez
4 years ago

Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)

This material has been made available to help intro biology faculty take their students from the informal level of everyday thinking to more scientific ways of thinking about matter and energy at multiple levels of organization.

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Material can be adapted and edited for your won purposes once you download the word documents.
Time spent reviewing site: one year