The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project : the next chapter

Pyke, Simon M., Yeung, Alexandra, Kable, Scott H., Sharma, Manjula D., Barrie, Simon C., Buntine, Mark A., Burke da Silva, Karen and Lim, Kieran F. 2010, The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project : the next chapter, in Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010 : Creating ACTIVE minds in our Science and Mathematics students, UniServe Science, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 7-12.

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Title The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project : the next chapter
Author(s) Pyke, Simon M.
Yeung, Alexandra
Kable, Scott H.
Sharma, Manjula D.
Barrie, Simon C.
Buntine, Mark A.
Burke da Silva, Karen
Lim, Kieran F.
Conference name The National UniServe Science Annual Conference (16th : 2010 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 29 Sept.-1 Oct. 2010
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010 : Creating ACTIVE minds in our Science and Mathematics students
Editor(s) Sharma, Manjula D.
Publication date 2010
Conference series National UniServe Science Conference
Start page 7
End page 12
Total pages 6
Publisher UniServe Science
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) students' experience
laboratory learning
science education
science experimental workshop
communities of practice
professional development
Summary Most researchers agree that the laboratory experience ranks as a significant factor that influences students’ attitudes to their science courses. Consequently, good laboratory programs should play a major role in influencing student learning and performance. The laboratory program can be pivotal in defining a student's experience in the sciences, and if done poorly, can be a major contributing factor in causing disengagement from the subject area. The challenge remains to provide students with laboratory activities that are relevant, engaging and offer effective learning opportunities. The Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) project has developed over the last 10 years with the aim of improving the quality of learning in undergraduate laboratories, providing a validated means of evaluating the laboratory experience of students and effective professional development for academic staff. After successful development in chemistry and trials using the developed principles in physics and biology, the project has now expanded to include those disciplines. This paper will discuss the activities of ASELL and provide a report about the first ASELL science workshop held at the University of Adelaide in April 2010.
ISBN 9780980859713
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, UniServe Science
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032639

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