Plant Educ Symposium at IBC

David W. Kramer kramer.8 at OSU.EDU
Thu Jul 15 14:50:09 EST 1999


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If you plan to attend the International Botanical Congress in St. Louis,
August 1-7, 1999, you will want to mark you calendar for Tuesday, August 3,
at 1:00 pm (Session 7) and the symposium, "Botanical Literacy for the Next
Millennium: What to Know and How to Know It."  Of the hundreds of symposia
in the program, this is, I think, the only one addressing issues of plant
biology education.

Here is the abstract and an updated list of presenters and their topics:

Symposium Abstract

The Botanical Society of America's plan for the future, "Botany for the
Next Millennium," is a "framework for identifying research and educational
goals, priorities, and opportunities in the botanical sciences."  Botanists
are challenged to examine the place of plant biology in undergraduate
education, especially to reassert the importance of plants as evolved and
evolving living organisms fundamentally important in all of the world's
ecosystems.  We are asked not just to examine course content but also to
utilize new pedagogical technologies that prove to be effective for the
learner.  Botanists are urged to become involved in K-12 curriculum design
so that young students will gain an appreciation of plants and knowledge of
plant biology that will adequately prepare them for their university
studies.  This symposium focuses on both aspects of botanical literacy:
What should students learn about plants? and What are some of the most
effective ways to learn about plants?  Special emphasis is given to the
promise of new instructional technologies including the World Wide Web.  An
international panel of presenters will share their views and experiences
and lead us in a discussion of these issues.

Speakers (in order of presentation):

1  Uno, Gordon E.		Multidimensional scientific literacy

2  Wicks, Raymond E., 	Plant biology using DASH and FAST
Susan C. Gieseke, and
Diana Robben

3  Kimata, Mikio 		Environmental education in Japan:  A
botanical perspective

4  Pigliucci, Massimo	Promoting the teaching of evolution in Tennessee
high schools:  A
			workshop approach to educating and empowering teachers

5  Silvester, Warwick 	Computer based teaching of structure:  A plant
physiologist's approach

6  Buckley, Donald		On the threshold of a new millennium:
Advanced educational
			technology to foster transition to the learning
paradigm in biology

7  Campbell, Neil 		Leveraging biology's popularity to promote
botanical literacy


For more general information about the IBC, registration forms, etc., go to
http://www.ibc99.org/
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David W. Kramer, Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906-1547
Phone:  (419) 755-4344      FAX:  (419) 755-4367
e-mail:  kramer.8 at osu.edu
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If you plan to attend the International Botanical Congress in St.
Louis, August 1-7, 1999, you will want to mark you calendar for
Tuesday, August 3, at 1:00 pm (Session 7) and the symposium,
<bold>"Botanical Literacy for the Next Millennium: What to Know and How
to Know It."</bold>  Of the hundreds of symposia in the program, this
is, I think, the only one addressing issues of plant biology
education.


Here is the abstract and an updated list of presenters and their
topics:


<bold><fontfamily><param>Times</param><bigger>Symposium Abstract


</bigger></fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Times</param>The
Botanical Society of America's plan for the future, "Botany for the
Next Millennium," is a "framework for identifying research and
educational goals, priorities, and opportunities in the botanical
sciences."  Botanists are challenged to examine the place of plant
biology in undergraduate education, especially to reassert the
importance of plants as evolved and evolving living organisms
fundamentally important in all of the world's ecosystems.  We are asked
not just to examine course content but also to utilize new pedagogical
technologies that prove to be effective for the learner.  Botanists are
urged to become involved in K-12 curriculum design so that young
students will gain an appreciation of plants and knowledge of plant
biology that will adequately prepare them for their university studies.
 This symposium focuses on both aspects of botanical literacy:  What
should students learn about plants? and What are some of the most
effective ways to learn about plants?  Special emphasis is given to the
promise of new instructional technologies including the World Wide Web.
 An international panel of presenters will share their views and
experiences and lead us in a discussion of these issues.


Speakers (in order of presentation):


1  Uno, Gordon E.		Multidimensional scientific literacy


2  Wicks, Raymond E., 	Plant biology using DASH and FAST

Susan C. Gieseke, and 

Diana Robben

		

3  Kimata, Mikio 		Environmental education in Japan:  A botanical
perspective


4  Pigliucci, Massimo	Promoting the teaching of evolution in Tennessee
high schools:  A 		

			workshop approach to educating and empowering teachers


5  Silvester, Warwick 	Computer based teaching of structure:  A plant
physiologist's approach


6  Buckley, Donald		On the threshold of a new millennium:  Advanced
educational 

			technology to foster transition to the learning paradigm in biology


7  Campbell, Neil 		Leveraging biology's popularity to promote
botanical literacy



</fontfamily>For more general information about the IBC, registration
forms, etc., go to 

http://www.ibc99.org/

*********************

David W. Kramer, Ph.D.

Asst. Prof. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Ohio State University at Mansfield

1680 University Drive

Mansfield, OH  44906-1547

Phone:  (419) 755-4344      FAX:  (419) 755-4367

e-mail:  kramer.8 at osu.edu

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