GLOBAL LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR TOXICOLOGY STUDENTS, USING ICT TOOLS
1 Complutense University of Madrid (SPAIN)
2 Alfonso X University (SPAIN)
3 San Pablo Ceu University (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The establishment of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has led to a change in the teaching models. Thus, the Professor needs to change its role from that of a provider of information to one more of a guide or a mentor. The EHEA aims to prepare students for their future activity and one of its objectives is that the students acquire the ability to learn on their own.
To reach the values of the EHEA, our aim is to apply a model that will allow students to learn how to combine the knowledge they acquire in several subjects. With the use of a group of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools, the students will answer questions that require them to integrate the knowledge they have acquire not only in their toxicology lessons, but also in the rest of the subjects they have studied in the precedent years and those they are studying alongside with toxicology. Our intention is to implement a multidisciplinary global strategy using ICT tools as the digital blackboard, a Virtual Classroom Response System, and the use of a virtual reality program so that the students can both fix the knowledge they have acquired and see how it would be relevant in a practical situation on their future working environment. Together with these ICT tools we will use diverse methodologies as flipped learning, gamification, and cooperative/ competitive learning to motivate the students and thus, help them fix the knowledge more easily.
This methodology allows us to provide the students with a new tool that they could need once they enter their working environment, as once they start working, they will need to link all the knowledge they had acquired while studying and the one that they need to learn for every situation they can face.
Keywords: EHEA, ICT, integrated learning.