TEACHING ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: THE MEETING AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGY
Universidad de Castilla la Mancha (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Master class or traditional lecture can lead toward passive learning, so that the students collect pertinent information from the teacher without stablishing feedback with the teacher, becoming a passive learner. Motivation of the student is important to their learning. The stimulus is initiated when the students' achieve converts their role from a passive observer to an active learner. Teachers should take active initiatives or learning tools to encourage motivation of the student, as make lectures more interactive and to get students think critically and discuss their ideas. Our aim is to analyse the effect of sharing information received from teachers with their schoolmates using “The meeting technology”.
Our study was carried out during the first year of Occupational Therapy Degree about topics related to the cell structure ( organelles, molecular composition, etc.) included on the first theme of the Anatomy and Physiology subject. We designed a poster session in which student teams (4-5 students by team) were selected and each picked a specific topic. Students performed and presented the posters in the hall. The meeting lasted three hours, and was divided into two parts: one dedicated to explain the content of the posters to their schoolmates and the second part focused on free visiting to all posters.
We collected the impressions of the students regarding this new technology with a student satisfaction survey. The results of the survey shown that more than the 90 percent of the students considered this methodology as very attractive, useful to learn and to acquire more knowledge that with master class.
Keywords: Meeting, teaching methods, active learning, higher education.