The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 47 > Issue 2-3 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 47 N. 2-3

Teaching Developmental Biology

Edited by: George Malacinski and Susan Duhon

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The cover represents three developmental biology teaching activities (use of 3D models, presentation of theory and practical laboratory work) on a background of denim jeans (genes!), an almost universal symbol of the student.

Introductory Papers

Setting the stage: developmental biology in pre-college classrooms.

Sandra Borland, Karen Crawford and Victoria Brand

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 85-91

Examples of Undergraduate Developmental Biology Courses

From field to gel blot: teaching a holistic view of developmental phenomena to undergraduate biology students at the University of Tokyo.

Takashi Ariizumi and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 93-97

Integrating developmental biology into the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

Jonathan M W Slack

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 99-104

Making developmental biology relevant to undergraduates in an era of economic rationalism in Australia.

Brian Key and Victor Nurcombe

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 105-115

Learning developmental biology has priority in the life sciences curriculum in Singapore.

Tit-Meng Lim

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 117-121

Developmental biology for undergraduate students at the University of Palermo, Italy.

Giovanni Giudice and Karoly Onorato

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 123-133

Student-oriented learning: an inquiry-based developmental biology lecture course.

George M Malacinski

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 135-140

Teaching embryology to undergraduates in the Faculty of Education at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey.

Irfan Yilmaz

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 141-144

Teaching critical thinking in a developmental biology course at an American liberal arts college.

Dany S Adams

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 145-151

Examples of College Laboratory Courses

Using Xenopus as a model system for an undergraduate laboratory course in vertebrate development at the University of Bordeaux, France.

Michelle Olive, Pierre Thiebaud, Marc Landry, Michel Duvert, Alain Verna, Wilfrid Barillot and Nadine Theze

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 153-160

The color purple: analyzing alkaline phosphatase expression in experimentally manipulated sea urchin embryos in an undergraduate developmental biology course.

Julie Drawbridge

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 161-164

Chick-embryo culture techniques employed at Karnatak University in Dharwad, India, for studying cellular and molecular aspects of morphogenesis.

Sohan P Modak

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 165-170

Examples of Advanced and/or Graduate-Level Developmental Biology Courses

An intense half-semester developmental biology course, as taught at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Lennart Olsson

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 171-176

Integrating self-organization theory into an advanced course on morphogenesis at Moscow State University.

Lev V Beloussov

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 177-181

Reverse engineering the embryo: a graduate course in developmental biology for engineering students at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Richard Gordon and Cameron A Melvin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 183-187

Personal Journeys through Teaching Developmental Biology

Developmental biology in Ecuador: a 30-year teaching experience.

Eugenia M del Pino

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 189-192

Four decades of teaching developmental biology in Germany.

Horst Grunz

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 193-201

My perpetual cycle: from student to researcher to teacher to student ...

Robert Vignali

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 203-211

Course Enhancements and Alternative Learning Strategies

Course enhancement: a road map for devising active-learning and inquiry-based science courses.

William S Harwood

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 213-221

The role of textbooks in communicating developmental biology.

Leon W Browder

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 223-224

Using models to enhance the intellectual content of learning in developmental biology.

John C McLachlan

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 225-229

Virtual labs: a substitute for traditional labs?

Rebecca K Scheckler

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 231-236

Educating for social responsibility: changing the syllabus of developmental biology.

Scott F Gilbert and Anne Fausto-Sterling

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 237-244