Vol. 47 Nos. 2/3 (2003) pp.83-237

Teaching Developmental Biology

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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

The International Journal of Developmental Biology
ISSN 1696-3547 (online) and 0214-6282 (print)