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July 2017

See the article in the Two-Year Community column by two authors who used a claim evidence reasoning framework to help community college students learn to construct evidence-based explanations about phenomena in the natural world. Are reform-based active instructional approaches really effective in facilitating knowledge retention in students? See the Research and Teaching article that compares long-term knowledge retention between two teaching approaches. Interested in using case studies in your classroom but worried that they will take up too much instructional time? Read the Case Study article on implementing mini-case studies within a 10- to 15-minute window during lecture.

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May 2017

Read about a beginner-level, undergraduate research program that introduced a diverse group of students to scientific research and provided intensive support throughout the process. A study looks at whether allowing students to correct their missed exam questions for points (regrading) correlates positively with their scores on subsequent exams and their overall course grade. And don’t miss the Case Study column article that offers guidelines for producing videos to accompany flipped cases.

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March 2017

With nearly half of all U.S. undergraduates attending community colleges, it’s important that research opportunities be embedded in two-year schools to improve the recruitment, support, preparation, and performance of students to succeed in STEM fields. See the Two-Year Community column for an article on this topical issue. Read how one group of authors used an iterative design-based approach to develop course-based undergraduate research experiences in two introductory biology labs. Also, learn how a postexam review activity helped students in an introductory biology course learn from their mistakes and strengthen their reasoning and self-regulatory skills.

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January 2017

If you are interested in curricula that mirror the interdisciplinary and collaborative research environments of practicing scientists, see how several authors attempted to implement what they termed the Chemistry-Genetics Course Collaborative, a cotaught offering of a human genetics course with an honors introductory chemistry course. Want to create case studies that are more interesting? Read Clyde Freeman Herreid’s article in the Case Study column that describes the secret ingredient that sets great case studies apart: They have personality. And in the Research and Teaching department, find out how models from the literature and iterative feedback were used to help students generate proper data figures for use in posters.

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