Do Policies That Encourage Better Attendance in Lab Change Students' Academic Behaviors and Performances in Introductory Science Courses?
Moore, Randy, Jensen, Philip A., Science Educator
Reducing the number of allowable absences from three labs to two labs per semester improved students' lab attendance, lab grades, and course grades in an introductory biology course.
Science courses with hands-on, investigative labs are a typical part of the general education requirements at virtually all colleges and universities. In these courses, labs that satisfy a curricular requirement for "lab experience" are important because they provide the essence of the scientific experience - that is, they give students hands-on experience with designing experiments, handling and studying organisms, learning laboratory skills, analyzing data, and communicating results. To help ensure …
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Publication information: Article title: Do Policies That Encourage Better Attendance in Lab Change Students' Academic Behaviors and Performances in Introductory Science Courses?. Contributors: Moore, Randy - Author, Jensen, Philip A. - Author. Journal title: Science Educator. Volume: 17. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 64+. © National Science Education Leadership Association Spring 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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