A new approach to assessing the experimental work of science students

Williams, Gareth (2011) A new approach to assessing the experimental work of science students. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 7. pp. 92-98. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

Effective Higher Education must equip students with transferable skills for the workplace and the benefit of wider society (Keniston, 1960; Knight and York, 2003; Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2006; Schwartz, 2003; Maharasoa and Hay, 2001; UK Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 2009). Students must therefore develop transferable skills as part of their studies. Employers should be convinced that a student in possession of a science degree has a certain level of competence in the laboratory, can carry out simple experiments unaided and can appropriately analyse data thereby generated. At present, the methodology by which we assess the laboratory work of science students in UK universities falls short of meeting this goal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, transferrable skills, PBL, competence, assessment
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
School of Human Sciences
School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:30
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 11:42
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/304

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