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Doctoral Dissertations

2016

Active learning

Science and Mathematics Education

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The Impacts Of Curriculum Reform For An Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course Sequence, Anna Jo Juanita Auerbach May 2016

The Impacts Of Curriculum Reform For An Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course Sequence, Anna Jo Juanita Auerbach

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For decades, educators and policy makers have called for reform in undergraduate biology education to produce a workforce capable of navigating the challenges of society today (NSB, 1986). The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) outlined recommendations to enact these changes in the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education final report (AAAS, 2011). These recommendations included restructuring curricula to focus on core biological concepts and competencies, implemented via student-centered practices, with a campus-wide commitment to change, and involving the entire biology community in the reform. The University of Tennessee, Division of Biology, implemented curriculum changes to their ...