USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
P15-Development of Inquiry Based Labs in Introductory Non- Major Biology Course

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Linda Purvis, Swapna Bhat

Our current non-majors introductory biology course laboratory material has become very passive for student learning. This is a popular course yet also a basic core requirement that students must take. However, most come into the course with the predisposition that it will be boring and have no application for their career or life. After attending a recent conference on introductory based lab education, the idea was born to update some of the current lab materials in this course. Materials currently used are almost two decades old and do not reflect a lot of the recent advances made in biology. We aim to introduce guided inquiry based labs that are up-to-date and relevant to everyday life. The overall purpose of this project is to provide innovate and creative lab experiences for non-science focused students while initiating engaging lab modules that will replace our current passive learning set up.


Swapna Bhat

Univeristy of North Georgia

Linda Purvis

University of North Georgia

Wednesday April 13, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hill Atrium/Pecan Tree Galleria

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