ACADEMIC RESULTS DERIVED FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ACTIVITY FOR CHEMISTRY STUDENTS IN THE PHARMACY GRADE: INTEGRATION OF ROOM, LABORATORY AND COMPUTER PRACTICE

G. Barandika, J. Beitia, L. Fidalgo, I. Ruiz de Larramendi

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
Innovation projects allow the planning, implementation, and evaluation of new experiences devoted to the improvement of the learning process. In this sense, the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) has developed the IKD (IKD stands for the basque term “Ikasketa Kooperatibo eta Dinamikoa”; this is, Dynamic and Cooperative Learning) concept attached to the teaching-learning process in a climate of confidence and dynamism through the promotion of educational material. In this sense, the design of new tools promoting this process is crucial, in order to enhance the acquisition of both specific and transversal competences. Thus, the work herein presented corresponds to an innovation project in education that has been granted by the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), and it is linked to the field of Chemistry. In fact, the scope is the subject "Acids and alkalis", where theoretical and practical skills are fundamental. Thus, the work herein presented corresponds to the performance of volumetric analysis and to the comprehension of the experiment by integrating this laboratory practice with two additional activities: previous room practice and posterior computer practice. The objective of this integration is to facilitate the learning process in a subject that needs special attention because students have been obtaining poor marks during the last years. Therefore, after implementation of the activities, this work is focused on the analysis of the academic results.

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AKNOWLEDGMENTS
The authors acknowledge the financial support of SAE/HALEZ (UPV/EHU) for a PIE2013-2015(6695) grant.