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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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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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