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Abstract Title: Towards Modeling Instruction – Biology: Adapting curricular frameworks from physics to biology
Abstract: Modeling Instruction is a pedagogical approach that focuses instruction on students building, validating and deploying scientific models. Modeling Instruction has been successfully implemented in both high school and university physics courses. Modeling Instruction has been shown to have positive impacts on learning gains, equity, attitudinal shifts, and self-efficacy.  While the success of this pedagogical approach has been recognized within the physics community, the use of models and modeling practices is still being developed for biology. Drawing from the research within the PER community, it is the goal of this poster to describe how Modeling Instruction can be adapted to include an emphasis on models and modeling for undergraduate introductory biology courses. In particular, we will discuss our ongoing work to identify the modeling framework for a two-semester sequence of university biology courses.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Seth Manthey
Florida International University
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe, Florida International University