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Identifying knowledge gaps through illustrations


Carl Novina, Into PracticeDr. Carl Novina, Associate Professor of Medicine, and his co-instructor Shannon Turley, amended the traditional graduate seminar Critical Reading for Immunology  to teach students comprehension and presentation skills essential to a career in biomedical science. To introduce a topic, students read research papers and present a focused background on the field the paper sought to advance. Then, rather than discussing the paper linearly, students select a key figure that best highlighted the main point. Throughout the semester,students revisit central points of papers and diagram them on the white board—“an effective means to help students better process... Read more about Identifying knowledge gaps through illustrations

Research: Research Trends in Science Education from 2008 to 2012: A systematic content analysis of publications in selected journals

Argumentation is a discourse through which knowledge claims are individually and collaboratively constructed and evaluated in the light of empirical or theoretical evidence. In science education, it is considered to be a core practice that can empower students develop their reasoning skills either... Read more about Research: Research Trends in Science Education from 2008 to 2012: A systematic content analysis of publications in selected journals

Questioning, Listening & Responding

The Harvard Business School’s Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning offers guidelines for questioning, listening, and responding for faculty leading class discussion.

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