Transcript of "Using Sakai to research and enhance small group teaching in Plant Sciences"
Using Sakai to Research and EnhanceSmall Group Teaching in Plant Sciences University of Cambridge, UK
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Summer Summer Choose 3 Choose 3 Choose 3 Choose 1 Chemistry A AstrophysicsChemistry Chemistry B ChemistryGeology Geological Sciences A Experimental & TheoreticalMaterials & Mineral Geological Sciences B Physics Sciences Materials Science & Metallurgy Geological SciencesPhysics Minerals Science Materials Science & MetallurgyBiology of Cells Physics History & Philosophy ofEvolution and Behaviour Advanced Physics SciencePhysiology of Organisms History & Philosophy of Anatomy Option A Science Anatomy Option B Choose 1 Mathematics BiochemistryElementary Mathematics Genetics for Biologists Animal Biology NeuroscienceMathematics Biochemistry & Molecular PathologyQuantitative Biology Biology Pharmacology Cell & Developmental Biology Physiology Ecology Plant Sciences Experimental Psychology Psychology Neurobiology Zoology Pathology Biological & Biomedical Pharmacology Sciences (dissertation- Physiology based) Plant & Microbial Sciences Physical Sciences
CMI Teaching and Learning Project AimsTo develop learning approaches and resources toenhance the effectiveness of small group teaching in2nd yr Plant and Microbial Sciences:
Using evidence to inform practice in small- group teaching• Multi-method study being carried out to identify areas where development should take place• Analysis shows what is needed to support small-group teaching• Support can be provided with online tools via SAKAI
Student focus groups Where a small group of students is led in a discussion to identify and evaluate learning practicesExperience of and Experience ofattitudes towards teaching and assessment learning in supervisions Prior experience of learning and dispositions towards specific teaching and learning strategies
Interviews with Tutors• To identify successful tutorial activities for each lecture topic• To highlight areas where extra resources are likely to be useful for students and tutors• To get ideas for new types of resources