Physiology

Streamlining feedback on generic skills in practical reports

Author: 
Jan West
Institution: 
Deakin University
Year Level: 
Second Year
Key Assessment Issue Addressed: 

Generic skills acquisition

 

The survival skills module is the first task my second year Physiology students complete and they do this in week one. The topics covered are: How to read a textbook, how to answer questions, cramming, academic skills website (where to get help), plagiarism and collusion, (what is it and how to avoid it) how to reference scientific literature and websites, analysing and drawing graphs using Excel and how to draw a biological drawing.

Formative learning to engage students in laboratory classes

Author: 
Richard Brightwell
Institution: 
Edith Cowan University
Year Level: 
First Year
Key Assessment Issue Addressed: 

Concise description of major points at issue in weekly topics

Assignment 1 accounts for 10% of the marks awarded in the unit. It is a cumulative assessment starting in week 2. Each week, from week 2, students will receive a coloured sheet (see example below), from their tutor, upon which they will summarise the work of that week in 10 points (only inside the boxes). In the following week the sheet will be collected by the laboratory demonstrator, corrected and filed by the tutor (10%).