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2016’s Most Popular Education Tools and Tips for Teaching Microbiology

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Written by Bethany Adamec

The most-downloaded Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) articles of 2016 cover flipped classrooms, serious games, biosafety guidelines, research on student learning, and more. As we wrap up the year, we’re taking a moment to highlight some of these articles.

 

 

BIOSAFETY GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING MICROORGANISMS IN THE TEACHING LABORATORY: DEVELOPMENT AND RATIONALE 

E.A.B. Emmert; Level: All

Brief, easy-to-use guidelines developed by the microbiology education community for working safely with microorganisms in the teaching laboratory. 

 

IMMUNEQUEST: ASSESSMENT OF A VIDEO GAME AS A SUPPLEMENT TO AN UNDERGRADUATE IMMUNOLOGY COURSE

S.L. Raimondi; Level: Undergraduate

The video game ImmuneQuest gives students hands-on learning experience about the immune system, without the need for a lab.

 

INCREASING STUDENT METACOGNITION AND LEARNING THROUGH CLASSROOM-BASED LEARNING COMMUNITIES AND SELF-ASSESSMENT 

A. Siegesmund; Level: Undergraduate

Learning communities and self-assessment positively affect students’ thinking about themselves, improving their learning.

 

UNCOVERING BARRIERS TO TEACHING ASSISTANTS (TAS) IMPLEMENTING INQUIRY TEACHING: INCONSISTENT FACILITATION TECHNIQUES, STUDENT RESISTANCE, AND RELUCTANCE TO SHARE CONTROL OVER LEARNING WITH STUDENTS  

C. Gormally, et al.; Level: Undergraduate

Why do teaching assistants often have trouble implementing inquiry-based learning techniques in the lab?

 

USING MAGNETS AND CLASSROOM FLIPPING TO PROMOTE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING ABOUT PROTEIN TRANSLATION IN A LARGE MICROBIOLOGY CLASS 

J.L. McLean and E.L. Suchman; Level: Undergraduate

It can be intimidating to think about restructuring a whole course to the flipped classroom model. What if you flip one class period and use magnetic manipulatives to teach a difficult concept?

 

 

Bethany Adamec is a Science Education Specialist at ASM, where she communicates about ASM’s work in student and faculty professional development, supports the ASM Education Board, and works with colleagues to promote evidence-based education reform. 

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Amy L. Chang is the Education Director at ASM. She is using this space to communicate practical advice to develop courses, enhance one’s teaching, and motivate and retain students in the microbial sciences. She has 35 years of expertise in mentoring and advising students, fellows, advisers and faculty in the microbial sciences.

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