Evidence-Based Teaching Guides

Group Work 

This guide presents research studies and resources related to group work. Links to key articles are accompanied by condensed summaries organized by teaching challenges, and actionable advice is provided in an instructor checklist.

Inclusive Teaching

This guide presents research studies and resources related to inclusive teaching. The guide defines inclusive teaching as teaching practices that make the class environment and interactions welcoming and that provide opportunities for success for all students. The guide focuses primarily on inclusivity across race, ethnicity, and gender, but the ‘deep teaching’ model on which it is based provides a philosophy that can guide inclusion across other differences.

Peer Instruction

This guide presents research studies and resources related to peer instruction, a pedagogy commonly associated with personal response devices in which students answer questions, engage in peer discussion, and discuss responses with the whole class. Links to key articles are accompanied by condensed summaries organized by teaching challenges, and actionable advice is provided in an instructor checklist.

Modeling in the Classroom

This guide presents research studies and resources for incorporating models and modeling into their classrooms. The guide discusses modeling as a core scientific practice that enables student development of systems thinking skills and understanding of biological concepts. The guide describes a variety of model types including phylogenetic trees, simulations, animations, diagrams, conceptual models, concept maps, and tactile models supported by summaries of and links to articles and resources.

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