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1/21/2008 1 A Brief Introduction of Myself 1. I grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Wisconsin. 2. US Navy 1966-1968. 3. Education: BS University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Crop Science, 1972 MS University of Arizona, Agronomy, 1975 PhD University of Minnesota, Plant Breeding and Genetics, 1980 4. Currently, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. 5. My research interests are in the genetics and breeding of Phaseolus vulgaris L. My Teaching Philosophy My job is to provide an environment conducive to learning! I like to provide opportunities! Please ask questions! I know that some of you don‟t want to be here! I will do all I can to make this process as painless as possible. Let‟s work together to make this process enjoyable. Please , do not disrupt the class for other students! The largest complaint I hear from students is that other students are disrupting their attention. Transformative Learning vs Assimilative learning Transformative transforms ones perspective on a subject Assimilative assimilate information to better understand a subject We will do some of each!!!!
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1/21/2008 2 Transformative Learning 1. An activating event that exposes the limitations of a student's current knowledge/approach. 2. Opportunities for the student to identify and articulate the underlying assumptions in the student's current knowledge/approach. 3. Critical self-reflection as the student considers where these underlying assumptions came from, how these assumptions influenced or limited understanding. Quote of The Week! “„I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me” Rodney Dangerfield From Mendel to DNA Discovery of the double helix Genomics grew out of Recombinant DNA technology Impact of genetic engineering Genetic studies and model organisms Age of Genetics Chapter 1 “An Introduction to Genetics”
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1/21/2008 3 Genetics is the science of heredity. The discipline has a rich history and involves investigations of molecules, cells, organisms, and populations using may different experimental approaches. Not only does genetic information play a significant role during evolution, its expression influences the functioning of individual at all levels. Genetics thus unifies the study of biology and has had a profound impact on human affairs. What is Genetics?
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2008 for the course SORC 330 taught by Professor Brick during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.

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