I give attention to the conceptual foundations of the discipline as a result of they’re a singular function of biology education and have acquired considerably much less attention than education practices (e.g., energetic learning, course-based analysis experiences, inclusive pedagogies). I begin by documenting the disciplinary fragmentation of the organic sciences and the corresponding heterogeneity and conceptual fragmentation of BER efforts. A consequence of such compartmentalization has been the lack of attention to the event and testing of unifying conceptual frameworks for dwelling systems and scholar thinking about residing methods . This discovering aligns with prior critiques that have additionally noted restricted empirical-theoretical coordination inside BER. The lack of attention to unifying frameworks for both biology and BER has penalties for biology education.
Resolving these contradictions could help to conceptualize a extra unified and principled framework for BER. Although the historical past of BER illuminates the deeper roots of disciplinary challenges …Continue Reading