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Pages: 4013-4018
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain

INNOVATIONS IN INVESTIGATION AND EDUCATION ON EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES: THE CASE OF PALEONTOLOGY

D. Gil Cid, J.M. García Rincon, T. Fernandez Marrón

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
Important advantages are taking place in experimental sciences, also in aspects related to the Educational Innovation, both in investigation and study procedure, and in strictly didactic aspects. This is the case of Geological Sciences and more specifically in Paleontology;
At the end of the XIX century, teaching and research activities were framed in obtaining study materials (fossils), followed by its cataloging and storage, as well as larger or shorter descriptions, for its delivery to the academic community and / or research activities. Essential tools employed to achieve these objectives, were instruments such as binocular lenses, chisels and photographs taken with cameras of high quality according to the time. Today it has become essential the use of SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), tomography (in the case of vertebrates), sand blasting machines for cleaning specimens, thin sections and polished test-tubes (in pollen and spores investigation), latex cast (moulds) replicas smoked with magnesium ribbons (in the case of Paleozoic invertebrates and more recent invertebrates), specially equipped photographic laboratories with lighting systems and digital cameras, etc. All these actions, prior to the study of specimens, guarantee us obtaining useful information in order to be delivered lately in several ways. Focusing in teaching activities, the different stages of the process are included in the current activities of the students as part of its aspects and learning processes in relation with the knowledge of every studied fossil, and, where appropriate, to be published. The innovation processes in academic fields such as paleontology are numerous and involve a greater and better diffusion of the knowledge, a more effective learning, as well as general access guaranteed.
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D. Gil Cid, J.M. García Rincon, T. Fernandez Marrón (2009) INNOVATIONS IN INVESTIGATION AND EDUCATION ON EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES: THE CASE OF PALEONTOLOGY, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 4013-4018.
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