Knowledge Acquisition, Organization, and Use in Biology

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Biology education, like science education in general, is in the midst of a revolution that is worldwide in scope. The changes in the ways science education researchers think about learning and understanding represent a major paradigm shift. In this book, international leaders in the field of biology education research give summaries of problems and solutions in biology learning and teaching at various grade levels. Based on a NATO workshop in the Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology, it provides ...
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Overview

Biology education, like science education in general, is in the midst of a revolution that is worldwide in scope. The changes in the ways science education researchers think about learning and understanding represent a major paradigm shift. In this book, international leaders in the field of biology education research give summaries of problems and solutions in biology learning and teaching at various grade levels. Based on a NATO workshop in the Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology, it provides practical information for teachers, especially in using new interactive, constructivist teaching methods. For science education researchers, it offers a concise summary of a number of research issues in biology education.
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Table of Contents

1 The Nature of Knowledge in Biology and Its Implications for Teaching and Learning 1
2 The Graphic Representation of Biological Knowledge: Integrating Words and Images 25
3 Components of Comprehension Monitoring in the Acquisition of Knowledge from Science Texts 36
4 Constructive Learning from Texts in Biology 44
5 Darwinian and Lamarckian Models Used by Students and Their Representation 65
6 Food Relations of Living Organisms as a Basis for the Development of a Teaching Strategy Directed to Conceptual Change 78
7 Cognitive Strategies in Biological Thinking 99
8 Organizing the Concept of Organism at the Elementary School Level: A Case Study 108
9 Working with Personal Knowledge in Biology Classrooms on the Theme of Regulation and Homeostasis in Living Systems 126
10 Generating Connections and Learning in Biology 135
11 A Folding Model of Concept Genesis and Its Application to Teaching Biology 155
12 Biological Interrelationships and Water 170
13 The Information in Relations in Biology, or The Unexamined Relation Is Not Worth Having 182
14 Eliciting and Representing Biology Knowledge with Conceptual Graph Structures 206
15 Biological Models: Some Significant Features 226
16 Retrospective Casual Reasoning (RCR) in Biology 235
Subject Index 240
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