The results of this study suggest that the SI experience provides more than just a means to increase grades for women who participate regularly. The supportive and safe climate of the SI environment set a comfort level for women that increased their competence and confidence in biology. The SI experience increased interest in biology and afforded the opportunity for women to be recognized by others, and to recognize themselves, for their science abilities. Additionally, for a small number of women, their experiences in non-majors biology and SI facilitated a shift in science identities that led the women to immigrate into science.My Adjustments to the SI Model With non-majors science courses in particular, it is not unusual for many students to struggle with the material. In my past ... including their levels of understanding, I find it beneficial to provide a practice a quiza at the beginning of each SI session. The questions are exam-type questions and the students get a few minutes to come up with answers individually. This gets themanbsp;...
|Title||:||Supplemental Instruction for Non-science Majors Biology Students: Meanings and Influences on Science Identities for Women|
|Author||:||Jennifer M. Warner|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|