Science education

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Recent publications

Science education publications

  • Bird, FL (2014). Assessment in Biology: Trends, Problems and Solutions. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education 22(2), 85-99.
  • Edwards, A., Jones, SM., Bird, FL. and Parry, L (2014). Enhancing Learning Through the Use of Animals in Undergraduate Biology Teaching: the Student Voice. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education 22(2) 35-54.
  • Bird, FL and Yucel, R (2014). Feedback codes and action plans: building the capacity of first-year students to apply feedback to a scientific report, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2014.924476.
  • Myatt, P., Edwards, A., and Bird, FL (2014). Achieving greater productivity with a peer writing group. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 29 September – 1 October 2014, University of Sydney, Australia, p 140-148. (Referred paper).
  • Yucel, R., Bird, FL., Young, J., and Blanksby, T (2014). The road to self-assessment: exemplar marking before peer review develops first-year students' capacity to judge the quality of a scientific report, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2014.880400.
  • Bird, FL., and Yucel, R. (2013). Improving marking reliability of scientific writing with the Developing Understanding of Assessment for Learning programme, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38:5, 536-553.
  • Johnson, D. Bird, FL. Fyffe, J. and Yench, E. (2012). Champions or Helpers: Leadership in Curriculum Reform in Science, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 9(3), Available at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol9/iss3/7.
  • Bird, F.L. (2010). A comparison of the effectiveness of an interactive, online module versus a laboratory based exercise. Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 29 September to 1 October. Pp. 13-17. (Referred paper).
  • Yucel R., Bird FL., Blanksby TM., Valenta K., Gendall AR., Plummer, KM., Malone, BS., and Harvey, AS. (2009). A broad based, grass-roots, community of practice achieving curriculum reform in first year biology. Journal of Academic Language & Learning 3 (2), A1-A10.