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Think first, act later - A course structure for improving student designed experiments
written by Nathan D. Powers, Dallin S. Durfee, and David D. Allred
There is a natural tendency for students to act first (e.g. - build and conduct experiments) and think later (e.g. - outline goals, identify challenges, predict outcomes, etc.). This is often apparent in labs that include student design components. We have developed a lab course structure that teaches students how to develop their ideas and make plans before beginning an experiment by providing multiple opportunities for peer and instructor feedback. As a result, we have seen significant improvements in the success rate and quality of student-designed experiments and presentations. We provide a detailed explanation of the course structure and rubrics and evidence of the impacts of this course structure.
2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
Part of the BFY Conference series
Baltimore, MD: July 25-27, 2018
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N. Powers, D. Durfee, and D. Allred, presented at the 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14969&DocID=5029).
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N. Powers, D. Durfee, and D. Allred, Think first, act later - A course structure for improving student designed experiments, presented at the 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14969&DocID=5029>.
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Powers, N., Durfee, D., & Allred, D. (2018, July 25-27). Think first, act later - A course structure for improving student designed experiments. Paper presented at 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD. Retrieved February 17, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14969&DocID=5029
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Powers, N, D. Durfee, and D. Allred. "Think first, act later - A course structure for improving student designed experiments." Paper presented at the 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD, July 25-27, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14969&DocID=5029 (accessed 17 February 2019).
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Powers, Nathan D., Dallin S. Durfee, and David D. Allred. "Think first, act later - A course structure for improving student designed experiments." 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. Baltimore, MD: 2018. of BFY Conference. 17 Feb. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14969&DocID=5029>.
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