Knowledge Acquisition, Organization, and Use in Biology

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  • Copyright: 1995-12-01
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
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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 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.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Knowledge in Biology and Its Implications for Teaching and Learningp. 1
The Graphic Representation of Biological Knowledge: Integrating Words and Imagesp. 25
Components of Comprehension Monitoring in the Acquisition of Knowledge from Science Textsp. 36
Constructive Learning from Texts in Biologyp. 44
Darwinian and Lamarckian Models Used by Students and Their Representationp. 65
Food Relations of Living Organisms as a Basis for the Development of a Teaching Strategy Directed to Conceptual Changep. 78
Cognitive Strategies in Biological Thinkingp. 99
Organizing the Concept of Organism at the Elementary School Level: A Case Studyp. 108
Working with Personal Knowledge in Biology Classrooms on the Theme of Regulation and Homeostasis in Living Systemsp. 126
Generating Connections and Learning in Biologyp. 135
A Folding Model of Concept Genesis and Its Application to Teaching Biologyp. 155
Biological Interrelationships and Waterp. 170
The Information in Relations in Biology, or The Unexamined Relation Is Not Worth Havingp. 182
Eliciting and Representing Biology Knowledge with Conceptual Graph Structuresp. 206
Biological Models: Some Significant Featuresp. 226
Retrospective Casual Reasoning (RCR) in Biologyp. 235
Subject Indexp. 240
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