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Stay-at-home laboratory experiments - A case study of student motivation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Cell Biology, Integrative Physiology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
2006 (English)In: WMSCI 2006: 10TH WORLD MULTI-CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS, VOL VII, PROCEEDINGS, 2006, 114-116 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Studies have reported that as many as 60 % of all students learn in a practical manner, rather than theoretically. However, Internet courses, tight budgets and increasing student numbers augments the demand for laboratory experiments carried out off the university premises. Methods: This pilot study was performed to investigate whether laboratory experiments in physiology performed at home are motivating for, stimulates depth understanding and increases student learning. Pharmacy students were recruited to the project from a five-week physiology course, and were given instruc tions on four stay-at-home experiments. These experiments were then discussed at a seminar. In conjunction to this seminar, a simple survey was filled in by the students. Comments: Our results indicated that this method of learning would be appreciated by the students. Stay-at-home laboratory experiments can never take the place of ordinary laboratory experiments, but could be beneficial as a supplement, not the least by introducing an everyday perspective to the students, allowing them to reflect on connections and relations in every day life.

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2006. 114-116 p.
Series
WMSCI 2006 - The 10th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Jointly with the 12th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2006 - Proc., 7
Keyword [en]
Home, Laborations, Learning, Motivation, Student, Laboratory experiments, Method of learning, Pilot studies, Student learning, Student motivation, Student numbers, Cybernetics, Experiments, Information science, Information systems, Laboratories, Management information systems, Physiology, Systems analysis, Students
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-186850ISBN: 9806560728 (print)ISBN: 9789806560727 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-186850DiVA: diva2:574785
Conference
10th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2006, Jointly with the 12th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2006, 16 July 2006 through 19 July 2006, Orlando, FL, USA
Note

Sponsors: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS)

Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-11-29 Last updated: 2012-12-06Bibliographically approved

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