Doing it again, thoughtfully : using feedback on draft reports to improve learning outcomes

Lim, Kieran F. 2010, Doing it again, thoughtfully : using feedback on draft reports to improve learning outcomes, Australian journal of education in chemistry, vol. 70, pp. 11-16.

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Title Doing it again, thoughtfully : using feedback on draft reports to improve learning outcomes
Author(s) Lim, Kieran F.
Journal name Australian journal of education in chemistry
Volume number 70
Start page 11
End page 16
Publisher Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Chemical Education Division
Place of publication [Perth, W.A.]
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1445-9698
Summary A lack of communication skills is one of the graduate skill deficiencies most commonly cited by employers. Although the writing of laboratory and other scientific reports is a common teaching-and-learning task in university chemistry curricula, this skill is not fully developed in most Australian undergraduate science degrees. Usually, there is no opportunity for practice and feedback before the reports are used for summative assessment. This paper describes a system whereby students are given the opportunity to submit draft reports. After feedback, they can “do it again, thoughtfully”: only the final report is assessed. Student evaluations of the effectiveness of this approach are reported.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2010, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Chemical Education Division
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034410

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