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Two-Year Community: Exploring Student Engagement in an Introductory Biology Course

by: Steven J. Lysne, Brant G. Miller, and Karla Bradley Eitel

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For this article the authors explored the ideas of engagement and place at a midsize community college. We found that students have thoughtful opinions about each and are frustrated with some aspects of our current instruction. This article provides a brief review of research on engagement and place, reflections on student interviews, and recommendations for improving instruction.


Disciplinary Core Ideas Disciplinary Core Ideas in Life Science ENCdl Life Science Science Focus Three Dimensions of the Framework and/or NGSS


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2013Stock # jcst13_043_02_14Volume 043Issue 02

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