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Educating for a Diverse and Inclusive Community in Botany

Gaughan, Monica [1].

The Ecological Fallacy and Why Botanists Still need to Understand Student Demographics.

In statistics, the ecological fallacy refers to making an incorrect inference about an individual based on aggregate data. Just because a person appears to be a member of a disadvantaged group does not mean he or she actually is; conversely, members of traditionally advantaged groups can experience disadvantages that are not obviously apparent. Fortunately, as educators, we need to design our teaching and research so that they address the needs of all learners. Therefore, an understanding of the average advantages and disadvantages associated with group membership, and ways to address them in our work, will improve our ability to excite diverse student populations about pursuing education and careers in science.

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1 - Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, 900 Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ, 85287, United States

science education

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Session: SS1, The Future of Botany: Educating for a Diverse and Inclusive Community in Botany
Location: Tucson C/Starr Pass
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 3:45 PM
Number: SS1006
Abstract ID:1296
Candidate for Awards:None

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