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Research and Teaching: Implementing Inquiry-Based Learning in Teaching Serial Dilutions

by: Candace L. Walker, Michael T. McGill, Arthur L. Buikema, Jr., and Ann M. Stevens

The 5E model of inquiry-based learning was incorporated into a sophomore-level microbiology laboratory to increase student understanding of serial dilutions, a concept that is often difficult for most students to comprehend. Quantitative and qualitative assessments were conducted during the semester to determine the value of this approach for students; it was most beneficial to the middle 50% of the class.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2008Stock # jcst08_037_06_56Volume 037Issue 06

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