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Singh, Santokh [1].

Effectiveness of “Three-Minute Thesis (3MT)” Presentations, and Independent Research Projects in Student Learning.

In an attempt to transform plant physiology laboratory experience for upper level undergraduate research students, I have introduced new research project-based instructional strategies to replace demonstration and observation-based laboratory exercises. Undergraduate plant physiology students first develop an independent research project and present a research proposal. They then conduct a series of relevant research experiments, analyze data, write a research paper-style report and finally communicate their research findings. Recently, I have introduced a new and rapid short presentation method based on the “Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for graduate students” to improve biology literacy and communication skills. The effectiveness of these undergraduate research practices and instructional strategies was assessed. The significance of these approaches will be discussed.

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1 - University of British Columbia, Botany, #3529-6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

Independent Research Projects
Three-Minute Thesis
Undergraduate Research.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PTE011
Abstract ID:949
Candidate for Awards:None

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