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dc.contributor.authorZadnik, Marjan
dc.contributor.authorYeo, Shelley
dc.contributor.editorAnne Fernandez
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T14:03:15Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T14:03:15Z
dc.date.created2012-09-04T20:01:20Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.date.submitted2013-01-11
dc.identifier.citationZadnik, Marjan and Yeo, Shelley. 2001. Improving teaching and learning in undergraduate science: Some research and practice, in Fernandez, Anne (ed), Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop, UniServe Science, Apr 20 2001, pp. 12-16. The University of Sydney: UniServe Science.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/37442
dc.description.abstract

Research has shown that traditional methods of teaching science (lectures, laboratories and problem solving tutorials) are ineffective in promoting conceptual change and are inadequate or unsuitable for many students. Together with a growing number of colleagues around the world, members of the Physics Education Research and Development Group at Curtin University of Technology have attempted to address some of these issues by incorporating, or developing and evaluating, innovative teaching practice in their courses. Teaching innovations, such as the implementation of a 'studio' Model, are being researched to examine their effectiveness in changing students’ understandings of fundamental concepts. These innovations integrate theory, experiment and problem solving activities in a student-centred 'hands-on' learning environment based on a constructivist epistemology. This paper discusses some of the reasons for embarking on research into university science teaching and learning. It outlines the guiding principles and then describes some of the current projects and lessons we have learnt, which have led to improvements in student learning.

dc.publisherUniServe Science
dc.relation.urihttp://science.uniserve.edu.au/pubs/procs/wshop6/rdws001.pdf
dc.titleImproving teaching and learning in undergraduate science: Some research and practice
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.dateSubmitted2012-09-05
dcterms.source.volumeApril
dcterms.source.startPage12
dcterms.source.endPage16
dcterms.source.titleUniServe Science - Proceedings of Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop
dcterms.source.seriesUniServe Science - Proceedings of Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop
dcterms.source.isbn1864874112
dcterms.source.conferenceUniServe Science
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateApr 1 2001
dcterms.source.conferencelocationThe University of Sydney
dcterms.source.placeCarslaw Building (F07), The University of Sydney
curtin.digitool.pid187060
curtin.pubStatusPublished
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curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-ESC-DAP-SA-12432
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