General

Last Name

Burke

First Name

Christopher

Department or Program Name

Aquatic Microbiology

Institution Name

University of Tasmania

PO box or mailstop

Locked Bag 1370

City

Launceston

State

TAS

Country

Australia

Postal Code

7250

Residency

Residency Attended

2008-2009 Research Residency

Institution

Teaching

Primary student type

Undergraduate students – biology majors, Undergraduate students – other STEM majors not listed above

Introductory courses

Cell biology, Microbiology, Other, please specify below

Other introductory courses

Oceanography

Advanced courses

Topics in Marine Environmental Studies. This is a seminar-based subject in which students do background research on diverse topics and are assessed on participation in discussions, presentations, group-work.

Professional Affiliations

Research

Research question, hypotheses

1. Curriculum design for optimising student learning outcomes in biological sciences. Across the whole degree and within individual courses (how they fit to contribute effectively to the whole degree learning outcomes).
2. More specifically: the effectiveness of inquiry-based learning.
3. Providing appropriate professional development and support for academic colleagues to achieve #1.

Research type

How students think and feel about a learning experience (satisfaction, reaction), How students improve or increase their knowledge OR decrease their misconceptions based on a learning experience (content, conceptual understanding)

Other research type(s)

How to improve the generic skills of students.

Impact of Research

Overall Experience