Welcome to the 2019 Alaska Cross Content Conference at West High School in Anchorage, AK, October 25th and 26th with follow up activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, October 27th.
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Saturday, October 26 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Do science labs support learning? The effects of a paired laboratory experience on introductory biology student course outcomes

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Science labs are fundamental to the curriculum, and it is rare to see a secondary or postsecondary science class without one. Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage examined data from thousands of introductory biology students - some who took just the lecture section, and others who took the same course with a paired lab. We match students on a variety of academic, demographic, and course characteristics to infer a causal relationship between the lab and course outcomes. The presentation and planned discussion will consider how the findings support science curriculum, assessment, and policy.


Dayna DeFeo

ISER faculty, UAA
Dr. Dayna DeFeo joined ISER in 2014 and is currently a research assistant professor and the director of the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research. She holds a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction form New Mexico State University. Dayna's primary research interests include college... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AKDT
Room 19

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