“Transforming Undergraduate Education in Biology: Mobilizing the Community for Change”“Given the radical changes in the natureof the science of biology and what wehave learned about effective ways toteach, this is an opportune time toaddress the biology we teach so that itbetter represents the biology we do. Thegoal of this conference is to mobilizepeople to focus on undergraduate biologyeducation by engaging them in shared,directed, provocative, and ongoingdiscussions that lead to action in theimmediate future.”
“We need to teach less content, findand use the storyline, and need tomake ideas accessible and relevantto different student populations.” Shirley Malcolm, PhD, Head Education and Human Resources Program, AAAS 2012 NABT Conference, Dallas, TX
• love movies?• love to read?• want new projects to encourage students to apply information learned in the science classroom?• want a project that can be coordinated across multiple curriculums including English Composition, History, Humanities, Computer Applications?If you answered “yes” to any questIon,then come to this session!
• Identify books that get students excited about science!• Share books that others have used in the science classroom – bring your own to share please!• Discover a research project that incorporates analysis of scientific themes in movies, PowerPoint development and oral presentations.• Take home a free DVD or book which will be given away by lottery at the end of the session!
• “In this gripping, vibrant book, Rebecca Skloot looks beyond the scientific marvels to explore the ethical issues behind a discovery that may have saved your life.” —MOTHER JONES• “Astonishing . . . No matter how much you may know about basic biology, you will be amazed by this book.” —JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION• “Seldom do you read a book that is science, social history, and a page turner.” —BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL