Choose your own murder: Non-linear narratives enhance student understanding in forensic science education

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Abstract

Higher education teaching in the forensic sciences tends to follow a traditional format of lectures followed by practical laboratory sessions. Sometimes this approach is not possible or viewed as not innovative enough. The free, open access software Twine was used with final year undergraduates in forensic and crime scene science in a UK university in order to create an interactive learning experience based around the creation of non-linear stories. Evaluation of this approach demonstrated the positive impact on student understanding when compared to the traditional lecture model. Students found the experience engaging and were keen to use Twine again.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalForensic Science International: Synergy
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2020

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