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Identifying Students Research Skills in a First Year Biology Practical Unit: A Study Applying the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework

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posted on 12.09.2018, 06:30 by LYNETTE MONTSERRAT TORRES
Developing students’ higher order thinking skills for learning in science practicals provokes ongoing discussion in the literature. However, parallels are rarely drawn between higher-order thinking skills students require for learning in the laboratory as foundation skills for researching. This may be due to research skills being conceptualised as something a science researcher does, rather than something that an undergraduate science develops. By applying the Research Skill Development RSD framework, this study identified which research skills science students engage with in a first year practical unit and established their relationship with higher-order thinking skills for research.


Principal supervisor

Gerard Michael Rayner

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Master of Education

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Faculty of Education