Results of a National Survey of Biochemistry Instructors To Determine the Prevalence and Types of Representations Used during Instruction and Assessment

dc.contributor.author Linenberger, Kimberly
dc.contributor.author Holme, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Holme, Thomas
dc.contributor.department Chemistry
dc.date 2018-02-17T08:13:33.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:20:09Z
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dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Chemists and chemistry educators have long sought meaningful ways to visualize fundamentally abstract components, such as atoms and molecules, of their trade. As technology has improved, computer-based visualization methods have infused both research and education in chemistry. Biochemistry, in particular, has become highly dependent on ways that large molecular systems can be represented, and how to best focus attention on the most critical aspects of the molecular system. To better understand the current state of educational efforts related to visual literacy, a needs assessment was developed and administered to a national sample of biochemistry instructors at four-year institutions (<em>N</em> = 536) to determine the types of representations used during biochemistry course instruction and assessment. Cluster analysis was conducted on the responses to determine similar usage of representations in both instruction and assessment. A significant difference was determined between the types of representations used by instructors teaching a biochemistry survey course and a yearlong course. Implications of how these findings can influence biochemistry instruction and assessment are discussed.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>Reprinted (adapted) with permission from J. Chem. Educ., 2014, 91 (6), pp 800–806. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1021/ed400201v
dc.subject.disciplines Curriculum and Instruction
dc.subject.disciplines Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education
dc.subject.disciplines Other Chemistry
dc.subject.disciplines Science and Mathematics Education
dc.subject.keywords Upper-Division undergraduate
dc.subject.keywords biochemistry
dc.subject.keywords testing/assessment
dc.subject.keywords molecular biology
dc.subject.keywords curriculum
dc.title Results of a National Survey of Biochemistry Instructors To Determine the Prevalence and Types of Representations Used during Instruction and Assessment
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