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dc.contributor.authorPyke, S.
dc.contributor.authorYeung, A.
dc.contributor.authorKable, S.
dc.contributor.authorSharma, M.
dc.contributor.authorBarrie, S.
dc.contributor.authorBuntine, Mark
dc.contributor.authorBurke Da Silva, K.
dc.contributor.authorLim, K.
dc.contributor.editorProfessor Manjula D Sharma
dc.identifier.citationPyke, Simon M. and Yeung, Alexandra and Kable, Scott H. and Sharma, Manjula D. and Barrie, Simon C. and Buntine, Mark A. and Burke Da Silva, Karen and Lim, Kieran F. 2011. The Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) project: the next chapter, in M. Sharma (ed), Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference, Sep 29 2010, pp. 7-12. Sydney. NSW: University of Sydney.

Most researchers agree that the laboratory experience ranks as a significant factor that influences students’ attitudes to their science courses. Consequently, good laboratory programs should play a major role in influencing student learning and performance. The laboratory program can be pivotal in defining a student's experience in the sciences, and if done poorly, can be a major contributing factor in causing disengagement from the subject area. The challenge remains to provide students with laboratory activities that are relevant, engaging and offer effective learning opportunities. The Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) project has developed over the last 10 years with the aim of improving the quality of learning in undergraduate laboratories, providing a validated means of evaluating the laboratory experience of students and effective professional development for academic staff. After successful development in chemistry and trials using the developed principles in physics and biology, the project has now expanded to include those disciplines. This paper will discuss the activities of ASELL and provide a report about the first ASELL science workshop held at the University of Adelaide in April 2010.

dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney
dc.subjectstudents' experience
dc.subjectlaboratory learning
dc.subjectscience experimental - workshop
dc.subjectprofessional development
dc.subjectscience education
dc.subjectcommunities of practice
dc.titleThe Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) project: the next chapter
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 16th Uniserve Science Annual Conference
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the 16th Uniserve Science Annual Conference
dcterms.source.conferenceThe Austrlaian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (formerly UniServe Science Conference)
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateSep 29 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationSydney NSW
dcterms.source.placeSydney NSW
curtin.departmentDepartment of Applied Chemistry
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