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Prevost, Luanna [1].

Multi-dimensional instruction in Botany using the Four-Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) Framework: How to transform lessons.

Recent science education reports such as Vision and Change and the NGSS Framework call for building science curriculum using multidimensional approaches: core ideas; crosscutting concepts and science practices. These approaches lay the foundation for active learning in science classrooms. The 4DEE buildings on these efforts introducing ecology concepts, practices, and human/societal dimensions as well as the cross-cutting science concepts. This workshop will center on conversations and actions around applying the 4DEE framework in plant biology contexts. The first part of this workshop will introduce the 4DEE framework. In part II, participants will work in small groups to discuss the framework in the context of plant ecology and related fields, as well as how the framework may intersect with current and future instructional practices and assessment in their own courses. Participants will then work together to  redesign or develop activities and assessments using the 4DEE Framework. Finally, the participants will be introduced to digital publication opportunities for their teaching materials including CourseSource and the LifeDiscoveryEd Digital Library. The goals of this workshop are to provide resources for improving teaching activities and assessments, introduce and apply multidimensional instruction and the 4DEE framework and encourage publication of teaching resources that can be shared by the botany community. Please bring a sample assessment or activity that you wish to work with and the core ideas for student learning from your course.

1 - University Of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave AOC200, University Of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave SCA110, University Of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 33620, United States

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Number: W12001
Abstract ID:12
Candidate for Awards:None

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