Proceedings of the
Improving Learning Outcomes Through Flexible Science Teaching
Symposium

October 3, 2003
The University of Sydney



The Proceedings are available as four PDF files:
*outws001.pdf contains the Contents Page & pages 1-7(388 K)
*outws002.pdf contains pages 8-54(378 K)
*outws003.pdf contains pages 55-89(317 K)
*outws003.pdf contains pages 90-115(905 K)
The contents of each file is indicated below.

Additional materials
Short papers
The influence of multimedia resources in and out of biomedical studies
Richard Brightwell, Angus Stewart and Simon Pask, Edith Cowan University
Flexible delivery of communication skills to science students: a faculty-wide project
Jon Osborn, Susan Jones, Simon James, Kelvin Jackson, Richard Langman, Kristen Karsh, Jenny Gardner and Neil Trivett, University of Tasmania
Bibliography
List of Participants

outws001.pdf (388 K)

Table of Contents


Invited Papers

Keynote Address

Rethinking the teaching of science: insights from research into student learning (abstract only) (John Dearn)1

Pearson Education UniServe Science Teaching Award Invited Paper

Developing a learning environment that encourages deep learning outcomes (Noel M. Meyers, Duncan D. Nulty, Bernard N. Cooke and John F. Rigby)2

outws002.pdf (378 K)

Symposium Presentations

Teaching 'Resources, Environment and Society' (Richard Baker)8
Peer group critiquing of software engineering projects' (Nicole Clark)14
The excitement of chemistry (J. A. Gordon)20
Integrating tertiary literacy into the curriculum: effects on performance and retention (Greg Hampton, Wendy Russell and Jan Skillen)25
Facilitating student understanding about climate science: El Niño as an online case study (Neil J. Holbrook and Elizabeth Devonshire)31
Are you being serviced? Promoting quailty service teaching (L. Kirkup, G. Mather, L. Wood and P. Logan)37
Physics teacher retraining throuhg flexible delivery (Leah Moore, Jim Woolnough, John Rayner and Andrew Cheetham)43
An online laboratory - Is it as good as the real thing (Linda Pannan, Ken McGregor, Chris van der Craats, Karen Ghos and Maria-Jose Montoya)49

outws003.pdf (317 K)

Symposium Presentations

Robbing Peter to pay Paul? Time management in flexible learning situations (Judith Pollard)55 Evaluation: is an open book exam easier? (Angus Stewart and Richard Brightwwell)60 An experientaial journey through e-learning (Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Andrew Simpson, Kaye Placing, Melanie Pittard and Dale Scott)66 Preparing science students for the transition to professional work (Leigh Wood and Peter Petocz)72 Providing opportunities to demonstrate mastery rather than memory: testing programming skills in a programming environment (Kelsey van Haaster)78 In-class pharmacology conference: student communication and flexible delivery in an authenatic learning experience (Mel Ziman)84

outws004.pdf (905 K)


Show-and-Tell/Poster Presentations

The potential of virtual laboratories for distance science education teaching: reflections from the initial development and evaluation of a virtual chemistry laboratory (Barney Dalgarno, Andrea Bishop and Danny Bedgood)90
Using the Security Protocol Game to teach computer network security (Leonard G. C. Hamey)96
Online technology for enhancing first year experience: a case study at the University of South Australia (S. M. Aziz)102
An interactive, self-instructional, online respiratory control practical: design and development (Laura C. Minasian-Batmanian and Gautham Jayachandran)104
Value of multimedia appraoch for learning by distance (S. Sivapalan)106
Learning generic skills in first year chemistry (Ian M. Jamie, Adrian V. George, Noel J. Dickson, Michelle Engelsman and Danielle Kay)108
Student-centered learning through a new investigative laboratory program in first year chemistry (Grainne Moran and Neil Duffy)110
The Workshop Tutorial project book launch during the 2003 UniServe Science Conference (M. D. Sharma, R. Millar, Colleen Moroney, Richard Newbury, Peter Logan, Ian Cathers and Gil Villa)112
Flexible delivery of communication skills to science students: a faculty-wide project (Jon Osborn, Susan Jones, Simon James, Kelvin Jackson, Richard Langman, Kristen Karsh, Jenny Gardner and Neil Trivett)114
The influence of multimedia resources in and out of biomedical studies (Richard Brightwell and Angus Stewart)114
Deisgning as assessment task for scientific report writing using a mastery goal approach to ensure self-evaluation and application of feedback (Jo-Anne Chuck and Lauren Young)114
Independent field-based projects in behavioural ecology for 'deep learning (Geoff MacFarlane and Kevin Markwell)114
Teaching Biochemistry differently: collaborative peer group activities in large classess (Marian Dobos, Baden Rumble, Carmel McNaught)115
Inegrating activities, e-environment and objective driven curriculum design in the learning environment (Margot Schuhmacher)115

Additional materials

Short papers

The influence of multimedia resources in and out of biomedical studies
Richard Brightwell, Angus Stewart and Simon Pask, Edith Cowan University

Flexible delivery of communication skills to science students: a faculty-wide project
Jon Osborn, Susan Jones, Simon James, Kelvin Jackson, Richard Langman, Kristen Karsh, Jenny Gardner and Neil Trivett, University of Tasmania

Bibliography

List of Participants


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