Clark: Anatomy, Neuroscience and Cell Biology Education Scholarship

Research Overview

Dr Charlotte Clark is a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. Dr Clark has extensive experience in curriculum review and curriculum design with a focus on constructive alignment of intended learning outcomes to best practice teaching, learning and assessment strategies and incorporation of evidence-based educational innovation and technologies. Dr Clark has experience researching the scholarship of teaching and learning in a number of different modalities, including blended teaching; interactive teaching; team-based learning; experiential lab-based teaching; traditional lab demonstrating; large and small group tutorials; and traditional lectures.

Dr Clark is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in University Teaching and Learning from Imperial College London, a PhD in Developmental Neuroscience from the University of Queensland and Masters and Honours degrees in Anatomy and Structural Biology from the University of Otago.

Current scholarship of teaching and learning research projects include:

  • Evaluation of online reflective tasks to enhance student development of generic skills
    This study evaluates the inclusion of online reflective tasks designed to enhance student self-regulated learning (SRL) in CEDB20003. Reflective tasks include questions that prompt student reflection on cognition and metacognition, as well as behaviour, motivation and affect. Additionally, the tasks are designed to enhance student awareness of subject-specific generic skills and study skills and their efficacy.
  • Evaluation of computer-aided learning class (CAL) eLearning materials
    This study evaluates the re-development of computer-aided learning (CAL) materials in CEDB20003 Fundamentals of Cell Biology. eLearning material for the CAL classes has been re-developed in the Articulate Rise eLearning platform. Preliminary results suggest that students prefer the new eLearning material. Features they particularly prefer in Articulate Rise (versus eLearning materials delivered directly via Blackboard Learn) include interactive features; design; instant feedback on progress via knowledge check questions; and the possibility to see their progress through the CAL content.
  • Evaluation of a ‘flipped’ active learning class
    This study evaluates the inclusion of a ‘flipped’ active learning class within CEDB20003 Fundamentals of Cell Biology. The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of and attitudes towards inclusion of a ‘flipped’ active class for one of the eight CAL classes. The flipped class requires students to complete compulsory pre-session material before attending an active (Team-Based Learning) face-to-face teaching and learning session.

Dr Clark is available for RHD supervision and welcomes proposals for additional research projects.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Projects

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School Research Themes

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Dr Charlotte Clark

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Physiology

Unit / Centre

Clark: Anatomy, Neuroscience and Cell Biology Education Scholarship

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