高等学校段階における生命現象の統一的な理解と説明のための「複製」概念の利用可能性について [in Japanese] Use of the <i>Fukusei</i>—Replication and Reproduction—Concept in Japan for Comprehensive Understanding and Teaching of Life at High Schools [in Japanese]
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The Japanese biological term <i>Fukusei</i> denotes some micro-level to macro-level biological phenomena. It can be interpreted as <i>DNA replication</i> at the molecular level directly, <i>cell division</i> at the cellular level indirectly, <i>reproduction</i> at the individual level, and <i>speciation</i> at the species level. The new Japanese national curriculum framework for high schools, the Course of Study (CS), assigns greater importance to teaching "Life possesses not only unity but also diversity." We suggest that the <i>Fukusei</i> concept is applicable to this new curriculum for the most important commonality of life, and for comprehensive understanding and teaching of life, along with the course of the Japanese biology textbooks Basic Biology (<i>Seibutsu-Kiso</i> in Japanese) and Advanced Biology (<i>Seibutsu</i> in Japanese).
- Journal of Science Education in Japan
Journal of Science Education in Japan 38(2), 157-161, 2014
Japan Society for Science Education (JSSE)