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ERIC Number: EJ927595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1541-4329
Students' Perception of Interdisciplinary, Problem-Based Learning in a Food Biotechnology Course
Ng, Betsy L. L.; Yap, Kueh C.; Hoh, Yin K.
Journal of Food Science Education, v10 n1 p4-8 Jan 2011
Abstract: Students' perception of 8 criteria (rationale of the problem; interdisciplinary learning; facilitator asked essential questions; learner's skills; assessments; facilitation procedures; team's use of resources [team collaboration], and facilitator within a problem-based learning context) were assessed for a food biotechnology course that was part of a 3rd year biotechnology program. The mean score for "perceived learner's skills" was the lowest whereas those for "facilitation" and "facilitator" were the highest. Selected qualitative comments from students were also analyzed. This study demonstrated interdisciplinary learning as the students could make meaningful connections across different science disciplines. Further investigation is needed to develop possible strategies to accommodate the challenges in making meaningful connections across science disciplines as well as to develop a defined hybrid method for analysis of students' responses. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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