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It’s Personal: Biology Instructors Prioritize Personal Evidence over Empirical Evidence in Teaching Decisions
This study investigates the conditions and factors that influence college biology instructors as they make decisions about adopting, sustaining, and improving the effectiveness of case study teaching.
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The Genetic Drift Inventory: A Tool for Measuring What Advanced Undergraduates Have Mastered about Genetic Drift
The Genetic Drift Inventory is a multiple true–false format concept inventory consisting of 22 statements. It tests how well upper-division undergraduate biology students grasp four key concepts,Expand
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Misconceptions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
We review the use and meaning of the term misconceptions in education research today, describe yesterday's debates that account for the term's controversy, and identify two areas of research relatedExpand
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The role of degassing in XLPE power cable manufacture
This article focuses on a range of elements critical to this process; form the fundamental chemistry, through computational and measurement techniques to the solutions that are in use today.Expand
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Teacher Knowledge for Active-Learning Instruction: Expert–Novice Comparison Reveals Differences
This study examined teacher knowledge important to effective active-learning instruction in large college biology courses by comparing expert and novice thinking. Experts paid attention to particularExpand
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A Guide for Graduate Students Interested in Postdoctoral Positions in Biology Education Research
Intended as a resource for life sciences graduate students, this essay discusses the diversity of postdoctoral positions in biology education and the careers to which they lead. The authors alsoExpand
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What Motivates Biology Instructors to Engage and Persist in Teaching Professional Development?
This qualitative study uses expectancy-value theory to explore the motivation for college biology instructors to participate and persist in teaching professional development for 2.5 years.
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Colleagues as Change Agents: How Department Networks and Opinion Leaders Influence Teaching at a Single Research University
This study investigates colleague–colleague relationships within life sciences departments and how they may promote teaching reform. The authors found that discipline-based education researchers areExpand
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A clicker-based case study that untangles student thinking about the processes in the central dogma
The central dogma of biology is a foundational concept that provides a scaffold to understand how genetic information flows in biological systems. Despite its importance, undergraduate students oftenExpand
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Moving Evolution Education Forward: A Systematic Analysis of Literature to Identify Gaps in Collective Knowledge for Teaching
A systematic analysis of the literature undertaken to identify gaps in collective knowledge for teaching undergraduate evolution is reported. A total of 316 peer-reviewed papers were analyzed toExpand
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