Biological sciences have been revolutionized, not only in the way research is conducted -- with the introduction of techniques such as recombinant DNA and digital technology -- but also in how research findings are communicated among professionals and to the public. Yet, the undergraduate programs that train biology researchers remain much the same as they were before these fundamental changes came on the scene.
This new volume provides a blueprint for bringing undergraduate biology education up to the speed of today s research fast track. It includes recommendations for teaching the next generation of life science investigators, through:
The committee presents a dozen brief case studies of exemplary programs at leading institutions and lists many resources for biology educators. This volume will be important to biology faculty, administrators, practitioners, professional societies, research and education funders, and the biotechnology industry.
Table of Contents
|2. A New Biology Curriculum||27-59|
|3. Instructional Materials and Approaches for Interdisciplinary Teaching||60-74|
|4. Engaging Students With Interdisciplinary and Project-Based Laboratories||75-86|
|5. Enabling Undergraduates to Experience the Excitement of Biology||87-100|
|Appendix A: Charge to the Committee||121-124|
|Appendix B: Biographical Information on Committee Members||125-129|
|Appendix C: Membership of the Panels and Workshops||130-131|
|Appendix D: Chemistry Panel Summary||132-151|
|Appendix E: Physics and Engineering Panel Summary||152-162|
|Appendix F: Mathematics and Computer Science Panel Summary||163-175|
|Appendix G: Workshop on Innovative Undergraduate Biology Education||176-182|
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