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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Biology Class: A Lesson on Race and Ethnicity”

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Teaching Practices (Poster Only) – Analysis, synthesis, reflection, and discussion

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In this study we examine the framework of a Culturally Responsive Pedagogical lesson to teach controversial Socio-Scientific Issues (SSI) in the biology classroom. The lesson design aligns to high school biology unit on heredity-- understating of variations in human traits. Our research teaches students to communicate like scientists through classroom discussions on controversial social issues. The overarching question within the lesson allowed students to investigated, “Is the concept of race and ethnicity a genetic or social construct?”. Our research will provide educators with understanding of how to better facilitate classroom discourse guiding students to support claims with evidence and facts.

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Jan 25th, 8:30 AM Jan 25th, 10:00 AM

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Biology Class: A Lesson on Race and Ethnicity”

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In this study we examine the framework of a Culturally Responsive Pedagogical lesson to teach controversial Socio-Scientific Issues (SSI) in the biology classroom. The lesson design aligns to high school biology unit on heredity-- understating of variations in human traits. Our research teaches students to communicate like scientists through classroom discussions on controversial social issues. The overarching question within the lesson allowed students to investigated, “Is the concept of race and ethnicity a genetic or social construct?”. Our research will provide educators with understanding of how to better facilitate classroom discourse guiding students to support claims with evidence and facts.