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Let the People Judge: Community Examining Boards Help Students Learn to Communicate

This article from Ecology 101 in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America describes a model that utilizes a citizen review board or panel to provide input to students regarding local relevance, political climate, unnecessary terminology, etc. of their ecological research. The article makes the point that if ecological research findings and ecological initiatives toward a sustainable biosphere are to become a reality, meaningful dialogue must be established with local communities.
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Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords teacher, author, learner, ecology, education, learn, teach, general principles of ecology, communication, community, public, examining board, ecology 101
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Intended End User Role
Language
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description This resource provides an example of how a panel of community members may be useful in helping students learn to communicate their ideas effectively to the general public. It may also be of interest to those trying to improve their students' or their own level of communication.
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Department of Geochemistry, Federal Fluminense University and Woods Hole Research Center
Primary Author email n/a
Rights Author retains copyright
Date Of Record Submission 1999-11-30

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