Doing it differently in science: An evaluation of the process


  • Sharon P. Fraser
  • Elizabeth M. Deane


With the benefit of a CUTSD Grant for 1999, the authors sought to develop an integrated programme supporting the development of key learning competencies in undergraduate science students at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) Nepean. The subject chosen to contextualise this programme, was a second year biological sciences subject, Immunology, which in itself aimed to provide students with an understanding of the development and functioning of the immune system, as well as expertise in a range of clinical assessment and research techniques involving immunological principles. The targeted competencies included:  group leadership and membership;  oral and written communication;  critical analysis;  problem solving;  reflective skills; and  independent learning.