August 2-7, 1997
Montreal, Canada
BSA Teaching Section Program

We encourage BSA members to share their teaching experiences and expertise!

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please contact the program coordinator as soon as possible. The following suggested topics are not meant to limit submissions. Other session topics will be suggested by the papers submitted.

Learning Skills and Strategies that Affect Botany Teaching Styles

Papers might address specific ways in which students learn, alternative conceptions that are likely to occur within an area of study, or methods that could be used in designing successful instruction.

Current Research in Botany to Add to Basic Biology and Botany Curricula

A literature review presentation to update the audience on specific areas ...algae, bryophytes, mycology (talks last year on lichens and fungi are good role models) and all the various areas of botany...including a review of college teaching research.

The Role of Botany in Other Fields

The overlap of botany with forensics, pharmaceuticals, biotech, art, zoning laws, television and movie production, ... you name it.


Submissions for August 1997 Meetings

Symposium: WIRED Biology - Using computers and the Internet to enhance teaching and learning

Organizer - David W. Kramer

Technology in the classroom: Suggestions for assuring success. R. E. Beattie.

Adapting the content of a traditional course for delivery via the WWWeb. K.L. Esvelt, R. G. Fuentes-Granados, M.P. Widrlechner, and P.K. Bretting.

Vascular plant families, the WWWeb, and PollyClave: Tools for interactive learning. T. A. Dickinson, S. Meikle, and A Pavacic.

Use of the Internet as an information resource and study guide in an introductory botany course. J.C. Estill and K.D. McFarland.

Multimedia design: suggestions from development of a learning module in phycology. K. Hintze, M. Sommerfeld, J. Stutz, and R. Roberson.

Teaching biology on the Internet. T. Ingebritsen, G. Brown, J. Pleasants, and R. Andrews.

Design for a plant biology multimedia learning center. D. W. Kramer.

Construction and maintenance of Internet sites: rewards and drawbacks. S. D. Russell.

Integration of computer technology in a biology laboratory environment. D. Seeburg.

Investigative laboratory exercises in plant anatomy and morphology using video imaging technology. M. Snow and C. Umbanhowar.

Collaborative investigation with strategic simulations. P. Soderberg and E. Stanley.

Interactive Web pages as supplementary class materials. D. Starrett and A. Gathman.


Contributed Papers

Eleusis, the game that mimics the process of science, as a teaching tool. J. E. Armstrong.

Introduction to the game Eleusis, a mini-workshop. J. E. Armstrong

Communicating with the non-major in the 90's. D. A. Eakin.

The use of debates in large lecture classes. R. J. Ellis.

Teaching botany and cultural diversity through ethnobotany. W. L. Ezell.

Using natural history museums in teaching evolutionary biology. D. Freile and M. DeVore.

Using customizable card games for teaching science. M. A. Kaplan and J. S. Shipman.

Monitoring ecosystem health: field and laboratory techniques for high school and undergraduate students. J. D. Karagatizides.

Weeds: Tools for improving both environmental stewardship and science literacy. F. Peterson and J.S. Shipman.

An educational interactive simulation of cellular respiration. S. A. Rice.

Richmodia cardinalis and instruction in environmental literacy. B. Wallace.

EvolveIT - a WWWeb based simulation for the teaching of evolution. S. J. Wolf, J. R. Bell, R. A. Desharnais, H. Kibak and A. Z. Mason.

Publishing databases on the WWWeb. S. J. Wolf and J. E. Wilkinson.


Contributed Posters

Celebrating Darwin in East Tennessee. H. S. Callahan, M. Cruzan, M. Cunningham, J. Estill, S. Guffey, L. Martin, S. Maksas, M. Pigliucci, S. Smith, C. L. Wells.

Development of the Miami University Dendrology Expert System. R. D. Meicenheimer.

A botany laboratory inquiry project: Effect of soil resistance on bean seedling emergence. J. E. Silvius and B. C. Stutzman.


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