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Faculty Resources
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (University of Buffalo)
The use of case studies develops students’ skills in group learning, speaking, and critical thinking, and since many of the best cases are based on contemporary—and often contentious—science problems that students encounter in the news (such as human cloning), the use of cases in the classroom makes science relevant.

Problem-Based Learning (University of Delaware)
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional method that challenges students to "learn to learn," working cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real world problems.

Problem-Based Learning in Biology ( Peter Ommundsen, Cape West Publishing)
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an exciting way to learn biology and is readily incorporated into large classes in a lecture hall environment. PBL engages students in solving authentic biological case problems, stimulating discussion among students and reinforcing learning.

Bioliteracy Project (This site attempts to generate and house concept inventories for the biological sciences in particular, but it also includes links to information about other science teaching as well.)

National Association of Biology Teachers
This organization publishes American Biology Teacher, and the website provides links to instructional resources.

Critical Thinking in Biology
Guide to using case studies to promote critical thinking and analysis of evidence in biology.

Biological Inquiry and Analysis
Inquiry-based learning approach to teaching biology


Journals on the Teaching of Biology
Cell Biology Education
Published by the American Society for Cell Biology

Advances in Physiology Education
‘Advances in Physiology Education’ promotes and disseminates educational scholarship in order to enhance teaching and learning of physiology, neuroscience and pathophysiology.

Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching

Bioscience Education
Bioscience Education is an online, bi-annual electronic journal owned and published by the Centre for Bioscience. Its aims are to promote, enhance and disseminate research, good practice and innovation in tertiary level teaching and learning within the biosciences disciplines.

Bioscience
Since 1964, BioScience has presented readers with timely and authoritative overviews of current research in biology, accompanied by essays and discussion sections on education, public policy, history, and the conceptual underpinnings of the biological sciences.

Journal of Biological Education
The Journal of Biological Education covers policy and curriculum developments that apply directly to you, bringing you the latest results of research into the teaching, learning and assessment of biology. It updates you with advances relevant to biology syllabuses and reviews current opinion from world-renowned experts.

American Biology Teacher
Published by the National Association of Biology Teachers

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
The aim of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBEd) is to assist in the teaching of biochemistry and molecular biology at the college, graduate school and medical school level throughout the world. The main intended audience of BAMBEd is instructors at universities and colleges who teach biochemistry, molecular biology, and related fields such as microbiology and cell biology.

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

Established in 2000, the annual publication Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (formerly Microbiology Education) features articles driven by outcomes-based research in student learning.  JMBE recognizes educators who are at the forefront of cognitive research in microbiology and biology education.