Samantha Jusino, PhD.
· First Year Seminar in Biology (BIOL 191)
My goal in teaching is to help guide students to develop scientific literacy skills in the undergraduate classroom including critical thinking skills, science process skills, and how science influences our daily life through many perspectives. In first-year seminar, active learning strategies are employed to help students adjust to college life and build skills that lead to overall college success. These activities are designed to promote student success in the Biology major and introduce students to opportunities available to them after college.
My dissertation work focuses on how students in Introductory Biology Labs demonstrate aspects of science literacy through authentic writing processes. This work explored how students wrote about their experimental findings, analysis, and how they used primary research to develop arguments and hypotheses.