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Innovative assignments that engage students and, hopefully, lead to more significant learning have gained much attention in science pedagogy recently. I investigated whether these kinds of assignments lead students to develop better skills and, more importantly, to understand complex concepts better than more traditional types of assignments. The question addressed by this study was: do graph interpretation and data analysis assignments help students understand core ecological concepts better than traditional types of homework?
How students improve or increase their knowledge OR decrease their misconceptions based on a learning experience (content, conceptual understanding)