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"Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology" Initiative Charts New Path for College-level Biology

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In practice, student-centered classrooms tend to be interactive, inquiry-driven, cooperative, collaborative and relevant, and tend to authentically mirror the scientific process.

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Cover of Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action.

The report includes recommendations designed to ensure that biology majors and non-majors better understand the nature of the scientific enterprise and the living natural world. A key recommendation is that biology courses and curricula must engage students in scientific inquiry, which includes evaluating and interpreting scientific explanations of the natural world.

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