NEW AND TRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL TOOLS FOCUSSED TO ENHANCE THE STUDY AND LEARNING OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN PHARMACY
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays and during the last decade teaching and learning processes are changing continuously. The new possibilities to contact with the students through the virtual classroom and other multimedia instruments have been shown very useful to solve some small problems and questions and offer a great variety of opportunities for both students and teachers. One of the main problems in the High Level studies at the universities is the low motivation in the students to attendance to the courses. Therefore one of the aims for the teachers should be to increase the attendance of students to the courses and provides a critical sense during a fruitful discussion classroom. In such cases the students are motivated to participate in the classroom and tutorial activities and the final results are enhanced notably.
The subject, instrumental techniques, belonging to the pharmacy studies, is so difficult to understand for the students. During the present year, 2009, we have tried that the students participate in different activities and preparing home-works. According to the tutorial activities the students become responsible and they develop a notable critical sense. These facts contribute to the successful results in the evaluation. The comparison of the results at the end of the course (2009 with regard to 2008) shows that the percentage of presented student evaluation is very similar in both years. However, the use of stimulating teaching techniques enhances the final qualifications, considering that the percentage of the students overcoming the evaluation is near to 90 % among those students of regular classroom/tutorial attendance.