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Dealing with a Learning Problem in Genetics: “Mendel as the Enemy of Genetics no. 1”
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1722-249X
2018 (English)In: Future Educational Challenges from Science and Technology Perspectives: XVIII IOSTE Symposium Book of Proceeding / [ed] Anna Jobér, Maria Andrée, Malin Ideland, Malmö: Malmö University , 2018, p. 106-112Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The traditional lecture, where a lecturer presents, summarize, explain etc. the course content, is a common practice in biology higher education. The purpose of this study is therefore the possibility of the lecture as a mean to deal with a central learning problem in genetics. An experienced teacher and researcher sees a learning problem in the gap between scientific development concerning genomes and the more simple "one gene - one phenotype" relation and laws of inheritance, founded by Mendel. The question is how the lecturer tries to overcome the learning problem as part of the content structure of the lecture in a fruitful way. The study is inspired by lesson study in its arrangement. The lecturer tests his lecture structure on two different student groups in an iterative way with reflections in between. The focused learning problem is tested in the final exam and the results from both student groups are compared. Despite the elaborated structural changes in the lectures, the majority of students do not pass the question about how gene complexity is involved in phenotypic changes. The results bids a discussion about how we create learning problems and how to abandon Mendelian genetics and conventional presentations of content.

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Malmö: Malmö University , 2018. p. 106-112
Keywords [en]
genetics, higher education, lecture, Mendel
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-167007DOI: 10.24834/978-91-7104-971-1ISBN: 978-91-7104-971-1 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-167007DiVA, id: diva2:1295765
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IOSTE XVIII Symposium, Malmö, Sweden, 13-17 August, 2018
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-03-18Bibliographically approved

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