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Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. Judith A. Verbeke, Acting Division Director Division of Biological Infrastructure Biological Sciences Directorate National Science Foundation February 19, 2011 – AAAS Report Launch . Goals and Strategies for Change. Coursework.

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Vision and change in undergraduate biology education

Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education

Judith A. Verbeke, Acting Division Director

Division of Biological Infrastructure

Biological Sciences Directorate

National Science Foundation

February 19, 2011 – AAAS Report Launch


Goals and strategies for change

Goals and Strategies for Change

Coursework

Goals for Students

Beyond Coursework

Institutional Change


Transforming undergraduate biology education

Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education

  • What is the BIO/NSF goal?

  • What is the BIO/NSF role?

  • What outcomes do we want?

    • Increase scientific/biological literacy

    • Support teaching that aligns with what we know about how students learn

  • What are appropriate metrics?

    • Students show gains in scientific literacy

    • Students show increased interest in exploring careers in science

    • Students show an increased interest in teaching science

    • Non-majors show an increased interest in other STEM learning opportunities

  • Continue ongoing partnership with DUE/EHR


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