Inquiry-based laboratory instruction throws Out the "Cookbook" and improves learning

David E. Kanter, H. David Smith, Ann McKenna, Cara Rieger, Robert A. Linsenmeier

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An inquiry-based pre-laboratory instruction towards improving undergraduate biomedical engineering students' learning and experience was discussed. The assessment included a final exam item constructed to assess students' ability to apply core energy metabolism concepts in a new context. The survey independently verified the increased learner-, community-, and knowledge-centerdness of the experimental group's redesigned pre-laboratory. The results show that the experimental group also reported a higher degree of satisfaction with the redesigned learning experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9175-9186
Number of pages12
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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