TEACHING INNOVATION OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: STUDY OF NERVOUS SYSTEM WITH DEGREE STUDENTS TO IMPROVE COMPREHENSION OF LEARNING PROCESS

The educational research performed, is a strategy of educational innovation developed by several Professors of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II of the University of Granada. With this strategy we tried “to move the classroom” to a different environment that offers multitude of multimedia resources, trying to enrich and improve the learning process and facilitating the acquisition of competences. This strategy consists of facilitating the study and learning of the nervous system functions, a system with a high degree of functional and structural complexity, by means of the use of multimedia resources, taking advantage of the itinerant exhibition "Brain. Trip to the inside" performed at the Sciences Park of Granada. The students taking part in this experience, have answered in an anonymous way several questions related to the acquisition of knowledge and to the learning process before and after this experience was performed, which has allowed us to study and to compare the degree of assimilation and the acquisition of knowledge, and the improvement for the teaching that the workshops of the exhibition offers. To be able to confirm the above mentioned progress, evaluations have been realized to the students, before and after the experience. The results of the evaluations confirm the initial hypotheses, of which this educational strategy allows to improve the acquisition of knowledge, propitiating the performance of collaborative activities between the students, promoting the curiosity, the self-learning and facilitating the convergence to the European Higher Education Space.