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The Inclusion Of False, Falsified, And Falsifiable Data That Favor An Evolutionary Worldview In The High School Science Curriculum Of Public And Private Schools In The Philippines, Jerry F. Smith Dec 2015

The Inclusion Of False, Falsified, And Falsifiable Data That Favor An Evolutionary Worldview In The High School Science Curriculum Of Public And Private Schools In The Philippines, Jerry F. Smith

Christian Perspectives in Education

This paper examines a curricular issue in general within public and private high schools in the Philippines. This paper presents six known and documented errant points found in textbooks that promote an evolutionary worldview and are commonly found in local high school biology textbooks. The proposed solutions present several questions designed to facilitate formation of the readers’ own views regarding this phenomenon.


The Effects Of Strategy Instruction In Reading Informational Text On Reading Level And Motivation Of Fifth Grade Students, Michelle Adler Dec 2015

The Effects Of Strategy Instruction In Reading Informational Text On Reading Level And Motivation Of Fifth Grade Students, Michelle Adler

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this nonequivalent control-group design study was to determine if students had an increase in reading level and motivation to read when more informational text and instruction was added into the curriculum. The independent variables were the reading curriculum, with Success for All (SFA) used with the control group and SFA with additional instruction in informational text used with the study group. The dependent variables were reading level and levels of motivation determined by the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey (ERAS) measured after eight weeks of instruction and again three months post-study. The ...


Toward Developing An Academic Discipline, Tim Brady, Alan J. Stolzer Nov 2015

Toward Developing An Academic Discipline, Tim Brady, Alan J. Stolzer

Alan J. Stolzer

It is not often in the life of an academic or of an academic institution that circumstances coalesce to bring about a new academic discipline. But it happened recently, thus a review of the circumstances may be of interest and potentially instructive. Disciplines are typically characterized as a field of study at institutions of higher learning; they have a definable body of knowledge, scholars who contribute to that body of knowledge, teachers who teach in the field, a community of people who identify with the field, a refereed journal, are often associated with a professional practice and, in many cases ...


The Negotiation And Development Of Writing Teacher Identities In Elementary Education, Shartriya M. Collier, Suzanne Scheld, Ian Barnard, Jackie Stallcup Nov 2015

The Negotiation And Development Of Writing Teacher Identities In Elementary Education, Shartriya M. Collier, Suzanne Scheld, Ian Barnard, Jackie Stallcup

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Identity development in writing is a unique process. While many studies have explored the process of developing a professional identity among future teachers, few studies have investigated how teacher candidates develop a writing teacher’s identity. This study explores the development and negotiation of writing teacher identity among 21 pre-service multiple-subject teacher candidates at a large public institution in California. More specifically, the study examines the students’ journeys as they transformed from students of writing in a university methods course to student teachers of writing in a local school district. Our findings indicate that the use of a sociocultural-based approach ...


Teacher Beliefs About Motivating And Teaching Students To Carry Out Engineering Design Challenges: Some Initial Data, James P. Van Haneghan, Susan A. Pruet, Rhonda Neal-Waltman, Jessica M. Harlan Nov 2015

Teacher Beliefs About Motivating And Teaching Students To Carry Out Engineering Design Challenges: Some Initial Data, James P. Van Haneghan, Susan A. Pruet, Rhonda Neal-Waltman, Jessica M. Harlan

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

The present study examines middle school teachers’ beliefs about seven learning outcomes related to a project that involves developing and examining the effects of a set of engineering design modules constructed for use by middle school math and science teachers. Overall, the teachers involved in the intervention appear to believe they have the instructional skills, professional development, and resources to carry out the modules. Teachers from all of the schools (both intervention and comparison schools) for the most part valued the outcomes as important. Results of the study indicate that, although teachers believe they value and can obtain most of ...


Dean's Desk: Legal Clinics Cultivate Essential Lawyering Skills, Andrea Lyon Nov 2015

Dean's Desk: Legal Clinics Cultivate Essential Lawyering Skills, Andrea Lyon

Andrea D. Lyon

No abstract provided.


Essential Questions, Imsa Biology Team Oct 2015

Essential Questions, Imsa Biology Team

Nature of Science

Questions that must be addressed in order to understand the current state of biological life and how it has changed over time.


Course Syllabus: Fall 2015, Imsa Biology Team Oct 2015

Course Syllabus: Fall 2015, Imsa Biology Team

Nature of Science

No abstract provided.


Nature Of Science Pre-Questions, Imsa Biology Team Oct 2015

Nature Of Science Pre-Questions, Imsa Biology Team

Nature of Science

No abstract provided.


Readings On Current Biology: Bibliography, Imsa Biology Team Oct 2015

Readings On Current Biology: Bibliography, Imsa Biology Team

Nature of Science

No abstract provided.


Current Readings In Biology: Guiding Questions, Imsa Biology Team Oct 2015

Current Readings In Biology: Guiding Questions, Imsa Biology Team

Nature of Science

No abstract provided.


Evidence Of Evolution 3: Evolutionary Evidence And Inferences Lab: A Discussion Guide, Imsa Biology Team Oct 2015

Evidence Of Evolution 3: Evolutionary Evidence And Inferences Lab: A Discussion Guide, Imsa Biology Team

Evolution

This lab activity was designed to provide you with opportunities to make inferences and draw conclusions about evolution and the common ancestry of various animals based on their anatomical characteristics and comparative anatomy. You will be given tasks to accomplish or questions to answer at each of 11 stations. In order to do this successfully, you must make careful observations of the specimens on display.


Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes Student Affairs, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Oct 2015

Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes Student Affairs, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Support

This white paper is the culmination of a series of meetings held over the summer of 2015 by the Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes working group to establish a framework that supports student success through the development of skills and competencies related to intentional outcomes. All of the learning outcomes are closely aligned with national and professional recommendations in this area, as well as with the mission, vision and values of UNO.


Glossary Of Bioinformatics Terms, National Human Genome Research Institute Oct 2015

Glossary Of Bioinformatics Terms, National Human Genome Research Institute

Course Information

No abstract provided.


Database/Resource Acronyms, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Database/Resource Acronyms, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Course Information

No abstract provided.


What Is Bioinformatics?, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

What Is Bioinformatics?, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Course Information

Bioinformatics has evolved into a full-fledged multidisciplinary subject that integrates developments in information and computer technology as applied to Biotechnology and Biological Sciences. Bioinformatics uses computer software tools for database creation, data management, data warehousing, data mining and global communication networking. Bioinformatics is the recording, annotation, storage, analysis, and searching/retrieval of nucleic acid sequence (genes and RNAs), protein sequence and structural information. This includes databases of the sequences and structural information as well methods to access, search, visualize and retrieve the information. Bioinformatics concern the creation and maintenance of databases of biological information whereby researchers can both access existing ...


Comprehensive Course Syllabus, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Comprehensive Course Syllabus, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Course Information

The bioinformatics seminar is focused on developing an understanding of the principles behind genomic analyses, developing skills using the different available bioinformatics programs, and becoming aware of the past developments and current research avenues that are benefited by these types of analyses.


Dna Timeline And Poster Project, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Dna Timeline And Poster Project, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Genomics: Past & Future

The DNA timeline goes through many of the major discoveries that have driven our understanding of genetics since Mendel. Pick two scientists and create a PowerPoint slide poster (to be printed out on regular printer sized paper) that covers the following:


Future Of Genomics: Presentations, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Future Of Genomics: Presentations, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Genomics: Past & Future

In his testimony to a House of Representatives sub-committee on health, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, Francis S. Collins, said that the future of genomics had three main focal points:

"Genomics to Biology: The human genome sequence provides foundational information that now will allow development of a comprehensive catalog of all of the genome's components, determination of the function of all human genes, and deciphering of how genes and proteins work together in pathways and networks.

Genomics to Health: Completion of the human genome sequence offers a unique opportunity to understand the role of genetic factors ...


3: Genomics: Past & Future Bibliography, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

3: Genomics: Past & Future Bibliography, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Genomics: Past & Future

No abstract provided.


Obtaining Genomic Sequence Practice, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Obtaining Genomic Sequence Practice, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Introduction to NCBI

No abstract provided.


Project Guidelines, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Project Guidelines, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Research Project

No abstract provided.


Pt. 1: Research Question & Background, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Pt. 1: Research Question & Background, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Research Project

No abstract provided.


Pt. 2: Presentation / Paper Guidelines, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Pt. 2: Presentation / Paper Guidelines, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Research Project

The presentations for your project should follow the same format that the paper would, but in a much more abbreviated form, aim for 5-7 minutes.


2: Sequence Alignment Practice Activity, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

2: Sequence Alignment Practice Activity, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Sequence Alignments

Now that you have learned how to do the four basic sequence alignments (Pairwise and Multiple for both nucleotide and protein sequences) select a gene/protein, it may be one that you've used before, and run each of these alignments.


Alignment Information, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Alignment Information, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Sequence Alignments

Pairwise DNA alignment is frequently used to identify similar regions that will show how two sequences have functional or structural similarities. It can also be used to show how exons and introns change between different sequences and whether they have an effect on the final structure of the RNA after the DNA is processed within a cell.


Sequencing Techniques: A Comparison Assignment, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Sequencing Techniques: A Comparison Assignment, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Sequencing & Genome Mining

With your partner, create some sort of visual (table, map, chart, other, ask me!) that compares the main types of sequencing that we discussed, as well as two of the techniques considered 'next generation'.


Discussion Questions: Genome Mining, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Discussion Questions: Genome Mining, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Sequencing & Genome Mining

No abstract provided.


Science & Spaghetti Monsters: Understanding The Nature Of Scientific Knowledge & Research, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Oct 2015

Science & Spaghetti Monsters: Understanding The Nature Of Scientific Knowledge & Research, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Nature of Science

What is science?

When students are asked to define science, many of them define science as “a body of knowledge gained by performing experiments.”

A more appropriate definition, however, is that “Science is … a process of inquiry aimed at building a testable body of knowledge open to rejection or confirmation” (Shermer, 2005).

There are three important points that this definition makes:


Post-Assessment, Imsa Biology Team Oct 2015

Post-Assessment, Imsa Biology Team

Nature of Science

No abstract provided.