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Application and Evaluation of a Small Group Activity and
Open Forum Discussion in a Large Class Situation in Biological Sciences


Although most scientists work within teams, science students are assessed via examinations and reports and most students graduate with little experience team-work or verbally presenting ideas. This paper evaluates the use of group-activities and open discussion within a science class. Although results were encouraging, some students found this activity threatening.


Dr Brett Molony
PO Box 20, North Beach, WA 6020.
Fisheries WA (formerly, James Cook University).
9246 8461 FAX 9447 3062

EMAIL bmolony@fish.wa.gov.au




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