General

Last Name

Briggs

First Name

Amy

Department or Program Name

Biology

Institution Name

Beloit College

PO box or mailstop

700 College St.

City

Beloit

State

WI

Country

USA

Postal Code

53711

Institution

Teaching

Primary student type

Undergraduate students – biology majors, Undergraduate students – general education or non-science majors, Undergraduate students – microbiology, clinical laboratory, or biotechnology majors, Undergraduate students – allied health: pre-nursing and pre-professional, Undergraduate students – other STEM majors not listed above

Introductory courses

General biology, Human anatomy and physiology, Microbiology

Advanced courses

Genetics: majors, sophomore-senior
Cell and Developmental Biology: majors, sophomore-seniors
Emerging Infectious Diseases: majors and non-majors,
all levels
Molecular Biology: majors,
junior-senior
Biology,
War, and Human Rights: majors, non-majors, all levels

Research

Research question, hypotheses

Question: How can we assess and quantify the misconceptions students retain about central dogma?

Hypothesis: Concept maps can be used as an assessment tool for higher-order cognitive understanding of fundamental biology concepts.

Research type

How students improve or increase their knowledge OR decrease their misconceptions based on a learning experience (content, conceptual understanding)