The effect of inquiry-based teaching methods on knowledge retention and student writing in a Biology laboratory course.
In an effort to improve student engagement in a biology laboratory course, we restructured a cookbook laboratory exercise on osmosis and diffusion into a multi-week, inquiry-based module. In this session we will share our processes of planning, implementation, and assessment of student performance and engagement. We will also discuss how to assess student writing using Bloom’s Taxonomy. This session will be useful for educators interested in integrating inquiry into their classes. We will discuss training instructors, both faculty and GTA, on student-centered pedagogy utilized in inquiry laboratories.
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