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Weston, Emma; Foster, Tim; Crilly, Jim; Mossop, Liz – Journal of Food Science Education, 2020
Food science-based graduates are a significant proportion of the United Kingdom (UK) food and drink industry's workforce. Aside from technical standards, there is no cohesive competency framework to support key stakeholders; employers, students, and degree providers. Clarity of desirable competencies for the range of graduate opportunities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foods Instruction, Competence, College Graduates
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Mshayisa, Vusi Vincent – Journal of Food Science Education, 2020
In higher education, there are calls to incorporate active learning experiences that place the student at the center of learning, rather than encouraging students to be passive listeners. For students to have a deeper and more meaningful learning experience, educators can use an active learning approach. This approach attempts to engage students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Puzzles, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience
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Weston, Emma; Benlloch-Tinoco, Maria; Mossop, Liz; McCullough, Fiona; Foster, Tim – Journal of Food Science Education, 2020
It is fundamental that students are able to identity where they have developed specific professional competencies during their study. This ensures students can not only articulate their competencies well in job applications and assessments but also draw on their experiences for use in the workplace. The aim of study was to ascertain if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Competence, Foods Instruction
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Mendes, Clarion; Bohn, Dawn M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2020
At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), cross-campus collaborations are strongly encouraged; however, due to the vast size of the university, opportunities for student collaboration commonly rely on serendipitous events--being at the right place at the right time. On a cold day in February 2017, the required serendipity befell…
Descriptors: Food, Physical Disabilities, Universities, Quality Assurance
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Dangkulwanich, Manchuta; Charaslertrangsi, Tumnoon – Journal of Food Science Education, 2020
A traditional classroom usually focuses on concepts from a specific discipline. However, solving complex real-world problems requires integration and application of knowledge from various fields. Here, we describe a 4-hr undergraduate-level laboratory exercise that utilizes concepts of extraction and biological property, bridging between chemistry…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Lee, Yee Ming; Burnett, Donna – Journal of Food Science Education, 2019
Engaging undergraduate students in research has become increasingly important due to its potential benefits (for example, increased intention to pursue postgraduate study and enhanced understanding of theoretical knowledge). This study investigated whether a comprehensive food science research project that was incorporated into the laboratory…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Science Instruction, Student Interests
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Crandall, Philip G.; Clark, Jeffrey A.; Shoulders, Catherine W.; Johnson, Donald M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2019
The 2011 passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act requires managers to teach and verify that employees have learned and are engaged in science-based food safety behaviors. Instructors using embedded assessments such as clickers can receive immediate feedback on how well learners understand what is being taught, allowing instructors to provide…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Bruna, Carola E.; Valenzuela, Nicole A.; Bruna, Daniela V.; Lozano-Rodríguez, Armando; Márquez, Carolina G. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2019
Problem-based learning using authentic material from the web was used to teach metabolism in a biochemistry course. In place of traditional lectures, students' analyzed health or nutrition articles from newspapers and magazines, which were debatable from a scientific point of view, following the principles of problem-based learning. A mixed method…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Problem Based Learning, Biochemistry, Independent Study
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Adriana, Lezama-Solano; Mauricio, Castro; Delores, Chambers; Loreida, Timberg; Kadri, Koppel; Edgar, Chambers, IV; Yu, Huizi – Journal of Food Science Education, 2019
Abstract A globalized world requires research to transcend geographical boundaries; this includes training students in international collaborative research. The purpose of this project was to identify the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of students from two universities (Kansas State Univ. and Tallin Univ. of Technology) working on an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Universities
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Hendrich, Suzanne; Licklider, Barbara; Thompson, Katherine; Thompson, Janette; Haynes, Cynthia; Wiersema, Jan – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
A one-credit seminar on controversies in food science and human nutrition was a platform to introduce students to learning frameworks for thinking-like-a-scientist. We hypothesized that explicitly engaging students in thinking about their thinking abilities within these frameworks would enhance their self-perception of scientific thinking, an…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Thinking Skills, Scientific Research, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Ma, Sihui; Steger, Daniel G.; Doolittle, Peter E.; Stewart, Amanda C. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
Personal response systems, such as clickers, have been widely used to improve the effectiveness of teaching in various classroom settings. Although hand-held clicker response systems have been the subject of multiple prior studies, few studies have focused on the use of cell phone-based personal response system (CPPRS) specifically. This study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Food
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Therrien, Mona; Calder, Beth L.; Castonguay, Zakkary J. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
Students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at the University of Maine were exposed to the cheese-making process, within a lab setting of two hours, utilizing an accelerated recipe for a Queso Fresco-style cheese. The purpose of this project was to provide students with a novel, hands-on learning experience, which covered concepts of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dietetics, Food, Learning Experience
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McLeod, Poppy Lauretta; Orta-Ramirez, Alicia – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
The relationship between past teamwork and task-related experiences, attitude toward teamwork, collective efficacy, and task performance among undergraduates (N = 298) assigned to group projects (N = 48) in 2 different Food Science courses was examined. The results of survey data collected at the beginning and end of the projects showed that past…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic), Undergraduate Students
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Rosa, Clarissa H.; Antelo, Francine; Rosa, Gilber R. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
A 4-week mini-project is proposed for an experimental Physical Chemistry course applied in Food Science training. Activities include preparation of beet extract for the extraction of betanins and analysis of the kinetics of betanins in thermal degradation at three temperatures (60, 70, and 80 ºC). In addition to developing common laboratory…
Descriptors: Food, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Activities
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Stevenson, Clinton D.; Porter, Kinsey; Stevenson, Kathryn T. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
Understanding the role of food science education in developing undergraduate students' intentions to implement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) may be a key strategy in developing the workforce's implementation of GMPs and other food safety programs. Previous research has demonstrated the effects of educational interventions on planned food…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foods Instruction, Food Service, Manufacturing
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