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Designing Investigative Laboratories

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

Investigative Cases: A Flexible Strategy for Introducing Plant Biology.

INVESTIGATIVE cases draw from realistic situations in which scientific reasoning can be applied. Although the case defines a problem space that can be explored, students generate their own specific questions to guide their study. Not only do students investigate scientific problems that they find meaningful. In the process they also learn to:
∑ locate and manage information;
∑ develop reasonable answers to the questions;
∑ use scientific inquiry strategies and methods
∑ provide support for their conclusions, and;
∑ work on decision making abilities.

We will provide copies of Biological Inquiry: A Workbook of Investigative Cases (Waterman and Stanley 2005) and explore two investigative cases: Corn Under Construction and Tree Thinking. The final activity will focus on assessment and implementation strategies for using cases in the participantsí courses. http://bioquest.org/icbl


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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:
case-based learning
investigations
biological inquiry.

Presentation Type: Education Forum Session:Informational Session
Session: F2b-1
Location: 303/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2006
Time: 9:30 AM
Abstract ID:888


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