Therefore, original case studies that addressed the latter two topics were produced as part of this study, and case studies produced by unaffiliated instructors and published by the NCCSTS were used to address the former two topics. To normalize participant groups, the same student population pooled from three classes taught by the same instructor was used to assess both experimental and control teaching methods.
Faculty Research Why pursue a career in biology? Their work increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern, such as environmental degradation, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.
Kamagra is a well-known medicine used to treat impotency. As students learn about what causes CTE, they begin to see the need to understand protein composition and folding, and how amino-acid composition and folding affect protein function. The results reported here suggest that case studies, regardless of the source, are significantly more effective than other methods of content delivery at increasing performance on examination questions related to chemical bonds, osmosis and diffusion, mitosis and meiosis, and DNA structure and replication.
Students learn how the body utilizes carbohydrates and discuss whether or not eliminating them from their diet can be healthful. This study also tested the hypothesis that case studies produced by the instructor of a course are more effective at promoting learning than those produced by unaffiliated instructors.
The protagonist tests the adult versus puppy hair, and discovers that the amino acid composition is different in the curly versus straight hair samples. Cranial shape evolution in fossil hyaenids and borophagine canids Carnivora, Mammalia.
The results reported herein indicate that teaching with case studies results in significantly higher performance on examination questions about chemical bonds, osmosis and diffusion, mitosis and meiosis, and DNA structure and replication than that achieved by class discussions and textbook reading for topics of similar complexity.
After the course had concluded and final course grades had been posted, data from consenting students were pooled in a database and identifying information was removed prior to analysis.
However, you must sign up to access the answers to questions in the case studies. When chronic pain forces a top student to withdraw from college, biology instructor Dr. Although many instructors have produced case studies for use in their own classrooms, the production of novel case studies is time-consuming and requires skills that not all instructors have perfected.
They then determine the statistical validity of the forensic data in the same way a prosecutor would prepare the case for a courtroom.
Despite what is known about the effectiveness of case studies in science education, questions remain about the functionality of the case study teaching method at promoting specific learning objectives that are important to many undergraduate biology courses. We use yeast species as model organisms.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. The students then use this knowledge to identify possible suspects in the crime.
Keep reading for a list of drugs that may cause health problems and what you can do to prevent dangerous side effects. In a high school chemistry course, it was demonstrated that the case study teaching method produces significant increases in self-reported control of learning, task value, and self-efficacy for learning and performance Mandibular biomechanics of Crocuta crocuta, Canis lupus, and the late Miocene Dinocrocuta gigantea Carnivora, Mammalia.
This resource is a part of the BioQuest Curriculum Consortium. Several important human diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, BSE Mad Cow diseasean inherited form of emphysema, Alzheimer's, and even many cancers are believed to result from protein miss-folding.
From the videos students learn how amino acids regulate protein structure, and how small changes in amino acid sequence have large impacts on overall protein organization and function.
Students learn how the structure of DNA and the mechanism used by cells to duplicate DNA were critical to the forensic analysis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Assessment scores were collected from regularly scheduled course examinations. At the start of this study, relevant existing case studies were freely available from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science NCCSTS to address mitosis and meiosis and DNA structure and replication, but published case studies that appropriately addressed chemical bonds and osmosis and diffusion were not available.
Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. Paleo-climatic and paleo-elevation implications. The story revolves around a murder committed in Wales that was solved through DNA analysis.
What do you know about him? Locomotive implication of a Pliocene three-toed horse skeleton from Tibet and its paleo-altimetry significance. As they set out to identify the cause of the illness, students learn about the differences between viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes in order to decide which organism is causing the infection.
An optional activity is provided that makes the case more appropriate for an introductory cell biology class. Keep reading for a list of drugs that may cause health problems and what you can do to prevent dangerous side effects.
The evolution of the bone-cracking model in carnivorans: For instance Furosemide is a loop diuretic that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. All assessment questions were scored using a standardized, pre-determined rubric.By establishing the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science and pioneering the use of case studies throughout all of STEM education, the University at Buffalo is recognized as the global leader for this form of education.
Our research focuses on finding the best methods to tell these case stories. "Convergent evolution and its functional mechanisms: a case study of bone-crackers." Society of Vertebrate Paleontology () "Determining the eruption rate and developmental time for adult canines in the saber-tooth cat, Smilodon fatalis, using microCT and stable isotopes.".
May 01, · Following years of widespread use in business and medical education, the case study teaching method is becoming an increasingly common teaching strategy in science education. If you use HHMI Biointeractive resources and case studies found at the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, then you’ll appreciate this announcement.
The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science is collaborating with HHMI BioInteractive to pair case studies in our collection with their wonderful resources. This is the background information to a case study I use with my AP Biology students.
Please note that the case study is not my own. See slide 1 for author information and the link to the website where this complete case study can be found. This case study is especially suited for high school and introductory undergraduate biology classes. Objectives: Generate two phylogenetic trees, one based on antibiotic resistance (phenotype), and the other based on DNA sequences from patient infections.Download