Curtin University of Technology
Key Assessment Issue Addressed:
Self-direction, presentation and communication skills.
Post-graduate students reflected that one of their second year cell biology tasks gave them an opportunity to develop their practical skills by means of a self directed research project, accompanied by a short presentation. For this task, students were required to design their own project for a specific plant species which involved tracking populations, collecting data, researching extra literature and taking photographs. The exercise led to a short presentation in front of a tutorial group of about 20 other students.