Event Title

Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Biology Curriculum at Saint Leo University

Presentation Type

Interactive Presentation

Location

BHC 126

Start Date

11-10-2014 1:50 PM

End Date

11-10-2014 2:35 PM

Description/Abstract

Teaching life science disciplines often involves the use of lecture and laboratory exercises that are encapsulated into discrete exercises, designed to lead a student to a pre-designed conclusion. This method prevents students from understanding an integrated holistic vision of their curriculum and discourages the student from thinking critically about the material they are studying. Faculty members at Saint Leo University have begun a new approach by posing a question that students from lower- and upper-division courses are asked to examine from the various sub-disciplines in biology. This paper examines the initial steps in introducing this approach to the biology curriculum.

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Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Biology Curriculum at Saint Leo University

BHC 126

Teaching life science disciplines often involves the use of lecture and laboratory exercises that are encapsulated into discrete exercises, designed to lead a student to a pre-designed conclusion. This method prevents students from understanding an integrated holistic vision of their curriculum and discourages the student from thinking critically about the material they are studying. Faculty members at Saint Leo University have begun a new approach by posing a question that students from lower- and upper-division courses are asked to examine from the various sub-disciplines in biology. This paper examines the initial steps in introducing this approach to the biology curriculum.