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4DEE 2020 AM Posters

Transforming ecology major courses to meet the goals of the ESA-endorsed 4DEE curricular framework
Authors: Carmen R. Cid, Alan R. Berkowitz, Kimberly A. Bjorgo-Thorne, Jennifer H. Doherty, Kenneth M. Klemow, George Middendorf, Teresa Mourad, Vikki L. Rodgers, and Amanda E. Sorensen

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Applying ESA’s 4DEE framework to guide the development of ecological literacy for non-majors 
Authors: Vikki L. Rodgers, Alan R. Berkowitz, Kimberly A. Bjorgo-Thorne, Carmen R. Cid, Jennifer H. Doherty, Kenneth M. Klemow, George Middendorf, Teresa Mourad, and Amanda E. Sorensen

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Extravaganza Assessment Presentation

Assess What’s Important: Creating 4DEE Aligned Assessments That Show How Students Use Their Ecological Knowledge
Organized by: Amanda E. Sorensen, Michigan State University
Co-organized by: Jennifer H. Doherty, University of Washington and Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University

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Annotated Syllabus for Field Botany at Wilkes University

This resource is a syllabus for a Field Botany course at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The course is offered during the summer of even-numbered years. The syllabus has been annotated to show how it addresses the four dimensions of the 4DEE framework.

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Assessment

Laverty JT, Underwood SM, Matz RL, Posey LA, Carmel JH, et al. (2016) Characterizing College Science Assessments: The Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol. PLOS ONE 11(9): e0162333. [PDF File]  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0162333

Recent Publications related to the 4DEE Framework

June 2020 in ESA Bulletin
Middendorf. G., Mourad, T., and Johnston, J. 2020. Ecology Education Goes Four-Dimensional. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, e01740.

April 2019 in ESA Bulletin
Prevost, L., Sorensen, A. E., Doherty, J. H., Ebert‐May, D., and Pohlad, B. 2019. 4DEE—What’s Next? Designing Instruction and Assessing Student Learning. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America100(3), 1-6.

March 2019 in ESA Frontiers Journal
Klemow, K. Berkowitz, A., Cid, C., Middendorf, G. Improving ecological education through a four‐dimensional framework. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment17(2), 71-71.

4DEE Brochures

Looking for a way to get your courses pointed in the right direction? Check out our newest brochure!

Transforming Ecology Courses to 4D!

Want something to distribute when giving talks about the framework? Use this brochure to get people a quick overview of the 4DEE framework. 

Ecology Education is Now 4D