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written by Karla Fuller and Camilla Torres Rivera
Using a culturally responsive approach to an undergraduate microbiology lab, students at a Hispanic-serving institution devised experiments to test whether home remedies developed by their own families affected growth of bacteria implicated in common illnesses. Students interviewed family members to learn about the home remedies, then designed experiments to test whether these remedies affected growth of bacteria commonly implicated in gastrointestinal distress (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli) or sore throat (Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae). As a final assessment, students presented findings at a class symposium. Student feedback indicated increased engagement, increased confidence in communicating science and a deeper understanding and appreciation for microbiology. Taken together, the results indicate that students appreciate a more culturally responsive and student-centered approach to learning in microbiology and encourage expansion of this approach to other modules in the course. In addition, students were able to relate the concept of the microbiome to their personal experiences by learning about human gut bacteria commonly implicated in illnesses and how bacterial populations are affected by the foods we eat.
Frontiers in Microbiology: Volume 11, Issue 1
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Learning Theory
= Transfer
- Problem Solving
= Processes
- Sample Population
= Ethnicity or Race
- Societal Issues
= Cultural Issues
- Student Characteristics
= Ability
Other Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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Fuller, K. and Torres-Rivera, C.
DOI:
10.3389/fmicb.2020.577852
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1953465
Keywords:
Authentic Instruction, Constructivism, PBL, Problem-Based Learning, antibiotic resistance, antibiotics, inclusivity, microbiology, schema, student engagement, underrepresented minority
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Metadata instance created November 25, 2021 by Sam McKagan
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December 11, 2021 by Caroline Hall
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January 14, 2021
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K. Fuller and C. Torres Rivera, Front. Microbiol. 11 (1), (2021), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.577852).
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K. Fuller and C. Torres Rivera, A Culturally Responsive Curricular Revision to Improve Engagement and Learning in an Undergraduate Microbiology Lab Course, Front. Microbiol. 11 (1), (2021), <https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.577852>.
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Fuller, K., & Torres Rivera, C. (2021, January 14). A Culturally Responsive Curricular Revision to Improve Engagement and Learning in an Undergraduate Microbiology Lab Course. Front. Microbiol., 11(1). Retrieved May 22, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.577852
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Fuller, Karla, and Camilla Torres Rivera. "A Culturally Responsive Curricular Revision to Improve Engagement and Learning in an Undergraduate Microbiology Lab Course." Front. Microbiol. 11, no. 1, (January 14, 2021), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.577852 (accessed 22 May 2022).
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Fuller, Karla, and Camilla Torres Rivera. "A Culturally Responsive Curricular Revision to Improve Engagement and Learning in an Undergraduate Microbiology Lab Course." Front. Microbiol. 11.1 (2021). 22 May 2022 <https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.577852>.
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