MODEL BASED INQUIRY IN AN INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY SETTING

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Title:
MODEL BASED INQUIRY IN AN INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY SETTING
Author:
ROSAS, ILIANA NICOLE
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The cycles of reasoning of “Model Based Inquiry” (MBI) were used to create a lesson plan for undergraduate Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratories at the University of Arizona. The implementation of this lesson plan was performed in a pilot lab using the unicellular organism Chlamydomonas, and students were audio and video recorded. Researchers paid specific attention to students’ observations and recognition of data patters, the development of explanatory models to explain these and in accordance with previous knowledge, the use of such models as predictive tools, and the revision or reinvention of models when additional information was given. Some limitation of the implementation of the lesson plan involved low attendance of students, and improper adherence to the lesson plan by the instructor. Even so, there was evidence of Model Based Inquiry performed by students as they investigated Chlamydomonas through microscopes and phototaxis assays.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bolger, Molly

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMODEL BASED INQUIRY IN AN INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY SETTINGen_US
dc.creatorROSAS, ILIANA NICOLEen
dc.contributor.authorROSAS, ILIANA NICOLEen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe cycles of reasoning of “Model Based Inquiry” (MBI) were used to create a lesson plan for undergraduate Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratories at the University of Arizona. The implementation of this lesson plan was performed in a pilot lab using the unicellular organism Chlamydomonas, and students were audio and video recorded. Researchers paid specific attention to students’ observations and recognition of data patters, the development of explanatory models to explain these and in accordance with previous knowledge, the use of such models as predictive tools, and the revision or reinvention of models when additional information was given. Some limitation of the implementation of the lesson plan involved low attendance of students, and improper adherence to the lesson plan by the instructor. Even so, there was evidence of Model Based Inquiry performed by students as they investigated Chlamydomonas through microscopes and phototaxis assays.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineMOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGYen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBolger, Mollyen
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