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Assessing final-year practical work through group projects; A further study

Cranwell, P. B. and Page, E. M. (2020) Assessing final-year practical work through group projects; A further study. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 15 (1). ISSN 2051-3615

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To link to this item DOI: 10.29311/ndtps.v0i15.3251

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The use of a group-based approach to project working has been shown to provide significant advantage to students in terms of project outcomes, motivation and engagement. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading has recently explored the use of group projects for final year practical work. In this model, students are presented with a research problem that they investigate within a team of three to five students. Students are expected to divide the work and share results in a manner that closely resembles project working in industry. This paper will report the experiences and attitudes of final-year BSc students towards this group-based approach, and outline the self-identified skills development of these students.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:88412
Publisher:University of Leicester

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