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Author Koba, Susan.

Title Hard-to-teach biology concepts : a framework to deepen student understanding / by Susan Koba, with Anne Tweed
Published Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents About the Authors; Introduction; Ch 1-The Instructional Planning Framework: Addressing Conceptual Change; Ch 2-Instructional Approaches to Promote Student Understanding; Ch 3-Reproduction: Meiosis and Variation; Ch 4-Flow of Energy and Matter: Photosynthesis; Ch 5-Evolution: Natural Selection; Ch 6-Molecular Genetics: Proteins and Genes; Ch 7-Interdependence: Environmental Systems and Human Impact; References; Appendix A1-Teacher Work Template (Blank); Appendix A2-Steps of the Planning Process; Appendix B1-Concept Map for Flow of Matter and Energy : "Flow of Matter in Ecosystems."
Summary This well-researched book provides a valuable instructional framework for high school biology teachers as they tackle five particularly challenging concepts in their classrooms--meiosis, photosynthesis, natural selection, proteins and genes, and environmental systems and human impact. The author counsels educators first to identify students' prior conceptions, especially misconceptions, related to the concept being taught, then to select teaching strategies that best dispel the misunderstandings and promote the greatest student learning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index
Subject Biology -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Form Electronic book
Author Tweed, Anne.
ISBN 1935155512 (electronic bk.)
9781935155515 (electronic bk.)