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CBE-Life Sciences Education
written by Mary F. Durham, Jennifer K. Knight, and Brian A. Couch
The Scientific Teaching (ST) pedagogical framework provides various approaches for science instructors to teach in a way that more closely emulates how science is practiced by actively and inclusively engaging students in their own learning and by making instructional decisions based on student performance data. Fully understanding the impact of ST requires having mechanisms to quantify its implementation. While many useful instruments exist to document teaching practices, these instruments only partially align with the range of practices specified by ST, as described in a recently published taxonomy. Here, we describe the development, validation, and implementation of the Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching (MIST), a survey derived from the ST taxonomy and designed to gauge the frequencies of ST practices in undergraduate science courses. MIST showed acceptable validity and reliability based on results from 7767 students in 87 courses at nine institutions. We used factor analyses to identify eight subcategories of ST practices and used these categories to develop a short version of the instrument amenable to joint administration with other research instruments. We further discuss how MIST can be used by instructors, departments, researchers, and professional development programs to quantify and track changes in ST practices.
CBE-Life Sciences Education: Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages ar67
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Learning Environment
- Pedagogy
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
= Validity
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
= Instructor: In-service
- Teacher Characteristics
Other Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Assessment Material
- Reference Material
= Research study
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- Professional/Practitioners
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10.1187/cbe.17-02-0033
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DUE-1323019
Keywords:
Best practice, Inclusivity, National Academies Summer Institute, Reformed education
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M. Durham, J. Knight, and B. Couch, , CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 16 (4), ar67 (2017), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.17-02-0033).
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M. Durham, J. Knight, and B. Couch, Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching (MIST): A Tool to Measure the Frequencies of Research-Based Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Science Courses, CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 16 (4), ar67 (2017), <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.17-02-0033>.
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Durham, M., Knight, J., & Couch, B. (2017, December 2). Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching (MIST): A Tool to Measure the Frequencies of Research-Based Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Science Courses. CBE Life. Sci. Educ., 16(4), ar67. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.17-02-0033
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Durham, M, J. Knight, and B. Couch. "Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching (MIST): A Tool to Measure the Frequencies of Research-Based Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Science Courses." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 16, no. 4, (December 2, 2017): ar67, https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.17-02-0033 (accessed 20 June 2024).
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Durham, Mary F., Jennifer Knight, and Brian A. Couch. "Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching (MIST): A Tool to Measure the Frequencies of Research-Based Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Science Courses." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 16.4 (2017): ar67. 20 June 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.17-02-0033>.
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