DIDACTIC STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE BIOCHEMISTRY TEACHING
1 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
2 Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, IPN (MEXICO)
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Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:To constantly update our study programs is very important at our university (FES Zaragoza, UNAM) since it keeps us in the front line of education, following scientific and technological advances concerning the various scientific, technological and educative areas in which we are involved. By this mean, we pursue to offer the best possibilities to our students in their professional education.
Biochemistry is an essential subject for the formation of professionals in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biology . These areas are in constant evolution that constantly authenticate existing knowledge and redefine many subjects with new discoveries. Incoming scientific data and technological advances have a strong impact in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biology education. Therefore, study programs and teaching strategies must be constantly renovated in order to maintain updated our teaching methods and to provide modern knowledge that keeps connected our theoretical and practical education with modern knowledge and social reality.
As part of our strategies to improve biochemistry teaching, we have contributed a number of didactic materials, updating biology and biochemistry teaching with new celular and molecular biology laboratory sessions [2, 3]. We have also produced printed material related to metabolism, macromolecules, biomembrans, photosintesis and two antologies for easy comprehension of laboratory techniques, calculations and problem solving notes corresponding to each of these new sessions. These materials are now incorporated into the formal programms at our University and are subjected to constant review seeking the best and most efficient possible education.
Supported by DGAPA PAPIME PE 204706.
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Keywords: Teaching, biochemistry.