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|2007 - 2009 ||My Lab: Supporting UQ teaching and learning with interactive dynamic models|
|Abstract: ||This project will create a resource for development of computational models in collaboration with teaching and learning staff for BIOL1020, BIOL1030, BIOL1040, CHEM1020, CHEM1030 and SCIE1000. The computational models will provide complex investigative environments suitable for inquiry based learning. Methods for promoting reflective inquiry to increase conceptual understanding of biological phenomena will be refined and rigourously evaluated. Models will be packaged for use and staff trained to attain maximum utility in improving student outcomes and satisfaction. These modules will form the foundation of the My Lab model repository. The mathematical basis of the learning activities in My Lab will have the dual advantage of providing a diversity of learning experiences, while underpinning the value of mathematics and computation in biology, thus meeting a key recommendation of the BSc review. A key component of the project will be evaluation of pedagogical approaches to ensure improved student outcomes and satisfaction.|
|Researchers: || Nichols, K. C.|
Hanan, J. S.
Beveridge, C. A.
|Funding Bodies: ||The University of Queensland|
|Keywords: ||Inquiry science, ICT-supported learning|