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Chapter 0: Instructor's Guide to Integrating Concepts in Biology

Conclusion and References

The way students use ICB may very well determine their long-term success in biology. ICB is designed to foster critical thinking skills and your construction of students’ knowledge. Occasionally, students may feel frustrated as they struggle with challenging Integrating Questions or Bio-Math Explorations, but the potential rewards are great. When information is passively given to students, the content is difficult to remember. When they actively assemble the information into a coherent concept, it will stay with them longer.4,5 As their teacher, you want your students to become critical thinkers who are able to analyze and interpret scientific data, even if they don’t become scientists. We hypothesize that students will be more likely to choose a career in science once they discover that science is not obsessed by memorization of facts, but emphasizes discovery, innovation, and problem-solving. Regardless of their vocation, your students will see the relevance of science to their lives. By using ICB, we have discovered that offering these opportunities to students enhances our teaching experience as well.



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