THE STRUCTURE OF A LESSON IN TOXICOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN13 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Page: 3955 (abstract only)
Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The planning class must follow a clear order, which allows both the teacher and the students to show the purpose that they want to achieve. A magistral master should include a variety of activities that combine different types of language input and output. The students benefit from such variety. This allows an efficient use of time, space and resources. On the subject of Toxicology we consider that the parts of a lesson may all take place in one class session or may extend over multiple sessions, depending on the nature of the topic and the activities. An effective lesson has seven parts: Objectives, Concepts, General aspects, Development of the topics, Conclusion, Practice and Seminars.
In order to objectives, in the beginning of the class it is essential to give students a broad outline of the day’s goals and activities so they know what to expect. The concepts are items that students should know and must be capable of performing in the end of the lesson. These items can be used during the lesson to remind the students the skills they have to learn and to help them to keep the attention. General aspects are points used for analysis and subsequent investigation in the respective section. Development of the topics that previously has been designed. This phase spends more time. And finally some conclusions where each part of a lesson ends with key points to understand and remember. The practices with a set of different activities: individual thinking and analysis, group discussions, exercises, phrases of true or false, research in the laboratory and evaluation in groups. In the seminars these points can be used for analysis and subsequent investigation of the content presented in the respective section. The key points can also be used to assess the understanding of each topic by the students. Therefore, it is important, a course planning to fix a proper organization of the content in topics properly structured and with a temporal sequence of learning. It is important to get the correct allocation of time and adjust the space of learning throughout the course in the difficulty of the various concepts and principles.
It is also essential in the Toxicology subject, a course planning to fix an organization of the content in topics. The master class allows to resolve the most common doubts, and to provide the most important information.