Cell Biology

Individual plant research project and presentation

Author: 
Postgraduate Students
Institution: 
Curtin University of Technology
Year Level: 
Second Year
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.