An Enquiry into Using Supplementary Bioscience Resources in Health

McVicar, Andrew J., Andrew, Sharon, Henderson, Nigel E., Evangelinos, George and Spurling, Lauren (2014) An Enquiry into Using Supplementary Bioscience Resources in Health. Networks, 17. pp. 41-46. ISSN 1743-9787

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The learning and teaching of bioscience subjects has been recognised to be problematic for well over 20-30 years. Various reasons have been suggested but it is evident that better support for learning at least is required. Various strategies have been tried and effective online support looks promising, especially as an aid to help those students who struggle with science and for whom English is not their first language. This project sought to introduce an online module designed to support student self-efficacy on the basics of science that are fundamental to gaining an understanding of more advanced bioscience processes. The module went ‘live’ in February 2013 as a voluntary adjunct to curriculum teaching. Though designed with students in mind the subsequent access has been disappointing and raises questions about the willingness of some students to voluntarily access extracurricular material. This might be a focus for further exploration.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: undergraduate human biology, self-efficacy in science, on-line learning
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 11:28
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:02

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