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How can we educate future forensic scientists?

Mecham, Stella (2021) How can we educate future forensic scientists? Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Over the past two decades, in particular, the field of forensic science has experienced a significant development bringing this ever-evolving field to the public’s attention. Forensic science education has undergone a rapid expansion in the number of courses and the number of students enrolling. This literature review aims to research the past 20 years of literature to understand what education is and has been for science as well as looking into future techniques and learning tools that may be useful for the future 20 years in particular for the future of forensic education. In science education, the classic didactic lecture and inquiry-based learning has transitioned to more technological and hands-on approaches like active lectures, practical learning, virtual reality, online learning, and problem-based learning. Literature around forensic education is very minimal with virtual reality, gamification, and online learning being the approaches commonly mentioned as the new way forward.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Supervisor(s): Chapman, Brendan
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