This is the blog for the SGC4L project, funded from the JISC Assessment and Feedback programme and led by the Physics Education Research Group at the University of Edinburgh.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Getting started with biology students.

The second year biology (genetics) students are now one week into the course and, after only three lectures, there are already 22 questions mounted on the course PeerWise site. Moreover, all but the two most recent questions have attracted multiple comments. Almost all of the questions involve digestion and re-synthesis of lecture material.  Perhaps this rapid and encouraging uptake is, in part due to better scaffolding provided during introduction of the course as compared with last year. A log of the process and information for setting this task for this class (GGA), including the introductory powerpoint slides are available to view on request.

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