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Singh, Santokh [1].

Enriched Educational Experience for the Undergraduate Plant Physiology Students.

Undergraduate research provides an enriched educational experience for students. I have introduced new research project-based learning strategies in two upper-level plant physiology laboratory-based courses to improve and enrich the experiential learning of students. Firstly, students in small groups independently develop a research idea leading into a research proposal. Students design and conduct inquiry-driven, open-ended research projects in the areas of plant physiology, ecophysiology, and sustainability. Secondly, students conduct a series of relevant research experiments, and analyze their experimental data at the end of each experiment. Thirdly, each student communicates his/her research findings in the form of written research reports following the publishing guidelines of the Plant Physiology journal. Fourthly, each student gives a short research presentation similar to the “Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) presentations for graduate students”. The significance and effectiveness of these teaching and learning practices and assessment strategies will be discussed.


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1 - University Of British Columbia, Botany, #3529-6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

Keywords:
undergraduate research
experiential learning
inquiry-driven
assessment for learning.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Hall D/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PTE005
Abstract ID:1276
Candidate for Awards:None


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