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Teaching Difficult Concepts: Cell Division

Every course or field of study has basic core concepts students have difficulty grasping. Using the biological concept of cell division as a sample “difficult concept,” Dr. Stan Cohn demonstrates how casting students as parts of a cell and reenacting cell division, has successfully improved his students understanding.

Featured faculty: Stan Cohn of The Department of Biological Sciences.

Videographer/editor: Heather Banas
Producer: Jean Bryan and Todd Diemer
Music: Up and Down, by Glen Bledsoe, provided by:, Creative Commons License

Images: FluorescentCells.jpg provided by the Wikimedia Commons, uploaded by user Jan R..
Yellowed cell division footage taken from: Thread of Life, provided by