Thinking about the conceptual foundations of the biological sciences

CBE Life Sci Educ. 2010 Winter;9(4):405-7. doi: 10.1187/cbe.10-04-0061.


Not until the core concepts of biology are clearly defined and become the focus of instruction and assessment can we expect meaningful improvements in biological literacy and the removal of unnecessary barriers to student engagement.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Science Disciplines / education*
  • Curriculum*
  • Educational Measurement
  • Educational Status
  • Teaching / methods*