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Bioscience Education

December 2011 Volume 18, Number

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Number of articles: 7

  1. "Here's One We Prepared Earlier": Involving Former Students in Careers Advice

    Chris Willmott

    Graduate employability is an important concern for contemporary universities. Alongside the development of employability skills, it is also crucial that students of bioscience, a "non-vocational"... More

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  2. Threshold Concepts as Focal Points for Supporting Student Learning

    Katy Jordan, Frances Tracy & Keith Johnstone

    The Plant Sciences Pedagogy Project conducted research into undergraduate teaching and learning in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge and has translated the research... More

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  3. Making Movies: The Next Big Thing in Feedback?

    Sheila A. Hope

    Good quality, timely feedback is a key factor to help students achieve their full potential. Increased class sizes have put significant strain on the ability to return work promptly without... More

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  4. Evolution of E-Learning Projects: A Creative Experience?

    Carol Wakeford

    e-Learning Projects involve the construction by final year students of e-learning resources in project work. Students are supported in a blended training course in which they acquire appropriate... More

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  5. Biology Students Building Computer Simulations Using StarLogo TNG

    V Anne Smith & Ishbel Duncan

    Confidence is an important issue for biology students in handling computational concepts. This paper describes a practical in which honours-level bioscience students simulate complex animal... More

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  6. Collaborative Experiments Online in a Module Presented Globally

    David J. Robinson

    A new module for Level 1 students called "Science Investigations" provides an introduction to practical work, in an on-line environment. Most of the activities in the module require observational... More

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  7. Are Multimedia Resources Effective in Life Science Education? A Meta-Analysis

    Vivien E. Rolfe & Douglas Gray

    Multimedia learning is widely used in life science education where the use of pictures and text can bring complex structures and processes to life. However the impact on academic performance and... More

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