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Student progression through linked interactive screen experiments: building confidence and competence

Project leader(s): 
Mark Hirst and Christopher Heath
Faculty: 
STEM
Status: 
Current

We plan to seek information from students taking the module S290 Investigating Human Health and Disease. We wish to gather their views about the interactive screen experiments (ISEs) that they undertake throughout their study, their ease of use and whether completing the ISEs has improved their scientific skills/thinking and their confidence to tackle scientific problems. We will achieve this by asking the students to complete questionnaires and to keep video diaries/blogs at specific intervals during the module to capture their thoughts and ideas on recent learning experiences.

This mixed methods approach will yield both qualitative and quantitative data which will be collected and analysed by appropriate methods (textual analysis and statistical analysis). The outcome of this research will be a better understanding of students’ needs when studying practical science and will also identify any technical or accessibility issues that might be improved.

Mark Hirst, Christopher Heath and Hilary MacQueen poster

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