Chapter 3 Activity 4. Tech Pack in Action: Analyzing a Scenario Presented by Susan Holden, Mark Lloyd, Jennifer Nicholson, Eric McIntyre, Huguette Poirier and Julie Stewart. Frog Dissection: Virtual Simulations.
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Tech Pack in Action: Analyzing a Scenario
Presented by Susan Holden, Mark Lloyd, Jennifer Nicholson, Eric McIntyre, Huguette Poirier and Julie Stewart.
“The use of dissections within biology courses, is controversial, leading teachers and students to reconsider the value of these procedures in the classroom. Typical alternatives to using live animals for dissection are, 3D models, videotapes of experiments, self experimentation and computer simulations.
Based on our experience over the past ten years, these options appear to fulfill the majority of objectives required for dissection… but when students are offered an alternative to dissection using models and charts, there was no significant difference in their written examination results, compared to students who completed the dissection hands on.” (Downie & Meadows, 1995).
Downie, R., & Meadows, J. (1995). Experience with a dissection opt-out scheme in university level biology. Journal of Biological Education 29(3).
http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/melbourne01/pdf/papers/franklins.pdf June 28th 2012.