Promoting interactive learning: A classroom exercise to explore foraging strategies

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621071
Title:
Promoting interactive learning: A classroom exercise to explore foraging strategies
Authors:
Beaumont, Ellen S.; Rowe, Graham; Mikhaylov, Natalie S.
Abstract:
We describe a classroom exercise to allow students to explore foraging strategies in higher vertebrates. The exercise includes an initial interactive session in which students act as predators and are guided through foraging simulations, and a subsequent student-led session where classmates are employed as experimental subjects. Students rated the exercise, which utilises only cheap and widely available resources, significantly more highly than another more traditional module element in terms of development of both biological understanding and transferable skills for the workplace. As current trends are towards making tertiary level bioscience teaching more challenging and engaging, our experiences with this exercise support its introduction on a larger scale to undergraduate biology and ecology curricula.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; Universidad Especialidades Espiritu Santo
Citation:
Beaumont, E. S. et al. (2012) 'Promoting Interactive Learning: A Classroom Exercise to Explore Foraging Strategies', Bioscience Education, vol. 19.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Bioscience Education
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621071
DOI:
10.11120/beej.2012.19000008
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.11120/beej.2012.19000008?scroll=top&needAccess=true; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rhep19/current
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1479-7860
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, Ellen S.en
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Grahamen
dc.contributor.authorMikhaylov, Natalie S.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-25T14:15:40Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-25T14:15:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12-
dc.identifier.citationBeaumont, E. S. et al. (2012) 'Promoting Interactive Learning: A Classroom Exercise to Explore Foraging Strategies', Bioscience Education, vol. 19.en
dc.identifier.issn1479-7860-
dc.identifier.doi10.11120/beej.2012.19000008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621071-
dc.description.abstractWe describe a classroom exercise to allow students to explore foraging strategies in higher vertebrates. The exercise includes an initial interactive session in which students act as predators and are guided through foraging simulations, and a subsequent student-led session where classmates are employed as experimental subjects. Students rated the exercise, which utilises only cheap and widely available resources, significantly more highly than another more traditional module element in terms of development of both biological understanding and transferable skills for the workplace. As current trends are towards making tertiary level bioscience teaching more challenging and engaging, our experiences with this exercise support its introduction on a larger scale to undergraduate biology and ecology curricula.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.11120/beej.2012.19000008?scroll=top&needAccess=trueen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rhep19/currenten
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Bioscience Educationen
dc.subjectCooperative learningen
dc.subjectClassroom activityen
dc.subjectEnquiry-based learningen
dc.titlePromoting interactive learning: A classroom exercise to explore foraging strategiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Especialidades Espiritu Santoen
dc.identifier.journalBioscience Educationen
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