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Measuring the Effectiveness of an Open Ended Team-Based Induction Task

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posted on 27.07.2018, 14:35 by Dylan P. Williams
An evaluation of a new problem-based, open-ended induction activity for chemistry undergraduates at the University of Leicester was undertaken. Responses to the evaluation questionnaire (N=168) revealed that students appreciated the opportunity to make friends with their course mates (88.1% agreement), to discuss science with other students (76.8% agreement) and to learn how to develop a project plan (77.4% agreement). A considerably smaller number of students agreed that the activity helped them develop their time management (59.5%) or develop their problem solving (45.8%) skills. This suggests that the social benefits (e.g. learning community building) of this activity may outweigh the development of other skills and abilities.

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New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2018, 13(1)

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Chemistry

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New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences

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University of Leicester, Higher Education Academy

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1740-9888

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2051-3615

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2018

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27/07/2018

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https://journals.le.ac.uk/ojs1/index.php/new-directions/article/view/2680

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