M.W. Klymkowsky
thinking about teaching
Most recent | The early Oughts
The late neolithic | Those wonderful 80s
The wacky 90s

Supported over the years by:

Pew Trust | National Science Foundation
The American Cancer Society

The Muscular Dystrophy Association

The American Hearth Association

The March of Dimes Birth-Defects Foundation
The National Institutes of Health

Teaching, assessment & scientific literacy

Garvin-Doxas, K., I. Doxas & M.W. Klymkowsky. How to use Ed's Tools to map students' conceptual landscapes and speed the construction of concept inventories.  in preparation

Klymkowsky, M.W. Teaching without textbooks: a strategy to focus learning.  invited "Point of View" for Life Science Education. in preparation.

Klymkowsky, M.W. 2007. Conceptual interference in biology education:  How jigsaw puzzle/lock and key models of molecular interactions impact understanding evolutionary change. National Association for Research in Science Education (NARST) - in press.

Klymkowsky, M.W., R. Gheen*, & K. Garvin-Doxas. 2007. Avoiding reflex responses: Strategies for revealing students' conceptual understanding in biology. Physics Education Research.  in press.

Klymkowsky, M.W. , Taylor, L.B.*, S.R. Spindler *, & K. Garvin-Doxas. 2006. Two-dimensional, implicit confidence tests as a tool for recognizing student misconceptions. J. College Science Teaching 36:44-48.

Klymkowsky, M.W. 2005. Can non-majors courses lead to biological literacy? Do majors courses do any better? Cell Biology Education. 4:196-198.

Doxas, I., M.W. Klymkowsky & K. Garvin-Doxas. 2005. Concept Inventories: From Research Instruments to Mass Producation, American Association of Physics Teachers.  Salt Lake City, UT. (invited talk).

Member of the writing team for "Doing Science: The process of scientific inquiry". 2005. an NIH Curriculum Supplement for Grades 7-8.  BSCS.  

Garvin-Doxas, K., M.W. Klymkowsky & I. Doxas, 2004. Computer Assisted Misconception Discovery, American Evaluation Association, Atlanta GA, 2004.  

Klymkowsky, M.W. 2004. A secret weapon in the evolution war: teaching teachers better. CBE forum response.

Klymkowsky, M.W. & K. Garvin-Doxas. 2004. Add your voice to the Biology Concept Inventory.  National Association of Biology Teachers newletter. 

Klymkowsky, M.W. & K. Garvin-Doxas. 2004 Evolutionary constraints on teaching: learning goals, assessment instruments and biological science. Society for College Science Teachers 25th Anniversary Publication.  



Fawcett, S.R., J. Keeney, C. Reynolds & M.W. Klymkowsky. 2004.The On-line Approach to Student Involvement. Society for College Science Teachers 25th Anniversary Publication.

Klymkowsky, M.W. 2004.Reading, Lectures, and Learning. Society for College Science Teachers 25th Anniversary Publication.

Klymkowsky, M.W. , K. Garvin-Doxas & M. Zeilik. 2003. Bioliteracy & Teaching Efficacy: What Biologists can Learn from Physicists. Cell Biol. Education 2:155-161.

Teaching Tools

The Dynamic Cell: a CD-ROM Virtual Reality Project. 2000. Springer-Verlag.

Working with the Literature: 2000. A Web project for 4th ed. of
Molecular Cell Biology, Lodish et al.

Coordinator/author for the cell biology: cytoskeleton & adhesion pages of Xenbase

virtuallyBiology™ weblabs for MCDB 1111 Biofundamentals

The early 00s