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CommentaryScholarly discussion of a topic of interest to the forensic science education community that includes the opinions of the author
LettersResponses to previously published manuscripts in the JFSE which contribute to or elicit discussion on a subject without overstepping the bounds of professional courtesy.
CommunicationUpdates or extensions of previously published topics or short article. May also scholarly describe a website, software application, media item, or other use of technology that enhances teaching and learning.
Activity or Laboratory Experiment: College EducatorsDescription of hands-on activities that can be done in the classroom, laboratory, or other informal setting.
Book ReviewReviews of educational text of concern to the forensic science educator
DemonstrationsDescription and procedure for an actual or virtual demonstration for teaching scientific concepts.
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Scholarship in Times of Crisis
We are living through unprecedented challenges to tradditional teaching, and in all likelyhood will see fundemental changes in how we teach from here on out. This section is to highlight teaching plans, methods, and techniques that have been updated in times of crisis, as well as novel methodologies and lesson plans designed specifically to address teaching challenges.
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