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Overview of our use of the Power of Story

Stamp N, Armstrong M (2005) Using "The Power of Story" to overcome ecologcal misconceptions and build sophisticated understanding. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 86 (3): 177-183.

Stamp N, Robinson D, Urban R (2007) The Everglades power-of-story 5E-teaching unit. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, in press

Other sources not referenced

Stamp NE (1996) Getting the messages of ecology across to undergraduates. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77: 86-87.

Stamp NE (1996) Cooperative learning exercises in ecology for undergraduates. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77: 152-153.

Stamp N (2004) Misconceptions about plant-herbivore interactions, especially plant defenses. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 85(4): 201-205.

Stamp N, O'Brien T (2005) GK12 partnership: a model to advance change in science education. BioScience 55: 70-77.

Stamp N (2005) The problem with the messages of plant-herbivore interactions in ecology textbooks. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 86 (1): 27-31.

Stamp N, Armstrong M, Biger J (2006) Ecological misconceptions, survey III: The challenge of identifying sophisticated understanding. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 87(2):168-175.



Baker V (2004) Beyond appearance: Students' misconceptions about basic chemical ideas: A report prepared for the Royal Society of Chemistry

Duit R (2006) Bibliography STCSE at Leibniz Institute for Science Education

Miscellaneous source material on misconceptions

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