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ERIC Number: EJ956746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Incorporating Case Studies into an Undergraduate Genetics Course
Murray-Nseula, Marlene
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v11 n3 p75-85 Aug 2011
Genetics is considered one of the most challenging courses in the biology curricula at both the secondary and post secondary levels. Case based teaching has been shown to improve student perception and performance outcomes in both non-science and science courses. Thus in an effort to improve outcomes, case studies were integrated into an undergraduate genetics course as a supplement to lecture and replacement to recitation. Student perception and performance when case studies were used was compared to two previous years before the incorporation of case studies. Student course evaluations, pre and post surveys of student knowledge, and exam scores indicated that when case studies were used student perception improved while student performance showed mixed results. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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