William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Wednesday, 3, August, 2011

Came Up With An Intervention

Filed under: Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 12:24

I’ve been tasked with teaching histology to undergraduates. As I’m interested in how to teach anatomy, and I keep looking for ways to improve my teaching techniques, and to make anatomy teaching better. Of course, if you don’t write it up, it never happened. Science can’t advance in isolation. So, I’ve been thinking about an intervention to see if it improves learning. Thankfully, I came across Field Notes on Science and Nature.
I also found a good grading rubric for a lab notebook. Now, all I have to do is make them make the notebooks, and see if their grades are differently distributed than those who don’t.

1 Comment »

  1. I work in an academic research lab, and the hardest thing to teach the students is how to keep a good notebook. I tell them, “Write it in enough detail that someone can come into the lab 5 years after you graduate, and repeat your experiment exactly.” I’m pretty sure that most of them assume that “someone” will be a mind reader.

    Comment by misbeHaven — Thursday, 18, August, 2011 @ 09:30 | Reply

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