Significant Educational Benefits
The students were asked to identify the most significant benefits
they received from the class. Choices were:
The ecology students did not seem to feel as confident about their benefits
as the general education students did. It is possible that the lack of ability
with quantitative skills was responsible for that.
- Learned a lot about the subject (ecology, biology)
- Understood the scientific method
- Learned how to work independently
- Learned to budget time effectively
- Developed skill with the computer
Nevertheless, the general education students felt they learned a lot about
biology that they didn't know previously. There were a number of comments from
these students that corroborated this result.
In addition, students in both classes reported that they developed life
skills, such as independence, time management, and computer facility, that they probably would
not have developed in a traditional lecture class.
Last Updated on 5/16/99
7. Grade Distributions.