Evaluating Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning in Introductory Neuroscience Course in Developing Critical Thinking Skills in and out of Context.
- Student Recipient: Cory Wong, Neuroscience / Chinese
- Faculty Mentor: Serge Campeau
- Grant Information: 2018-19 Academic Year, Individual Grant
- Project Description: The purpose of my research is to construct and evaluate the potential effectiveness of problem-based learning in CU Boulder's Introduction to Neuroscience Course (NRSC 2100) in developing student's abilities to problem solve and apply critical thinking skills. Advancing technologies mandate the necessity of scientists to also be able to collaborate, analyze, and provide ingenious solutions to complex problems. Beyond science, many employers do not believe recent college grads are ready for the workplace and lack critical thinking skills. It is necessary to prepare students for successful careers in competitive job markets, whether within or outside of science.