The International Union of Biological Sciences  (IUBS) Commission on Biology Education (CBE) meeting is in Suzhou, China this July 6 and 7, 2012. The theme this year is Biology Education for Sustainable Development

Science Case Network introduced this year during as part of the IUBS CBE sessions.

July 2012         13:30-15:30       Lotus Room 2

Exploring Sustainability Issues while Addressing 21st Century Skills in the Classroom with Cases

Join us as we use cases to scaffold investigations with accessible global resources on sustainability data and tools. We will explore contemporary problems such as sustainability and global health with a focus on  21st century skills (UNESCO, 2011).

1) Margaret Waterman, Professor, Biology Department
Southeast Missouri State University, USA

2) Ethel Stanley, Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Beloit College, USA

Powerpoint Presentation:


Data and Tools:




AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). 2011. Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: AAAS. (Accessed June 2012)

Stanley, E. and M. Waterman. (2003).  Using Investigative Cases in Geoscience.
(Accessed Dec 2011)

Stanley, E D., M. A. Waterman, D. J. S. Wong, and H. K. Tan. 2012. Developing 21st Century Skills with Investigative Cases: Building Global Awareness and Informing Choices about Energy. Biology International Vol. 50 (95-106). (Accessed June 2012)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 2011. ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. (Accessed Dec 2011)

Waterman, M. and E. Stanley. 2010. Biological Inquiry: A workbook of investigative cases. 3rd. ed. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings.

Waterman, M.A. and E.D. Stanley. 2000. LifeLines OnLine: Investigative CaseBased Learning for 21st Century Learners. Proceedings of the International Union of Biological Scientists BioEd 2000. Paris, France. (Accessed June 2012)



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