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BioQUEST Cirriculum Consortium Symposium

Stanley, Ethel [1], Kiser, Stacey [2].

Using Investigative Cases for Problem Solving with Strategies, Tools, and Data from Plant Biology.

The National Research Council (2003) reported that while biology research is more interdisciplinary, quantitative, and collaborative than it was in the past, undergraduate biology education is not. Few of the laboratory and field experiences are true investigations (i.e., without known results), few invite collaboration among students, and fewer still are centered on interdisciplinary, contemporary problems. One solution is to incorporate investigative cases which shift the focus of student learning to being able to use scientific knowledge to frame questions and select strategies and tools to answer questions. Case-based learning helps reinforce the concept that a working knowledge of plant biology is requisite for successful problem solving in the learners’ personal and professional lives.


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BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium


1 - Beloit College, Biology Department, 700 College Street, Beloit, Wisconsin, 53511, USA
2 - Lane Community College, Science Division, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene, Oregon, 97405, USA

Keywords:
cases
problem solving
collaboration
interdisciplinary
BioQUEST.

Presentation Type: Education Forum Session:Breakout Session
Session: F3
Location: Stevens 2/Hilton
Date: Saturday, July 7th, 2007
Time: 1:00 PM
Number: F3001
Abstract ID:2486


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