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Pages: 1108-1112
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1231

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

WHY ARE WE ALL DIFFERENT?

CEDES foundation is a center that attends people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) from school to workplace. Many people with this kind of problems do not understand why they are different from people without them. At the same time, many of them have not acquired a complete language development and they are not able to read.

A Service-Learning methodology experience on Biotechnology subject has been designed to mend this situation. It is a subject for fourth year Pharmacy students that includes the knowledge about human genetics. Volunteers among students of the subject have been recruited to prepare a video, using PowToon, to explain the most relevant information about DNA and heredity concepts to people with an IDD. PowToon is an online software that has the function of creating animated presentations in a kind of caricature. Students are encouraged to use pictograms and visual tools to communicate with CEDES users. Through this activity it is expected that students will develop their communication skills and will reach a deeper learning of the basics of the subject. Furthermore, they will get in contact with IDD community that it is sometimes difficult to know during the training. The evaluation of this activity could increase 10% of the mark in the subject.

At the end of the activity, both groups should be satisfied to have achieved their respective objectives with an added social value.
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author = {Ribate, M.P. and Lomba, L. and L{\'{o}}pez, V. and Zuriaga, E. and Giner, B. and Garc{\'{i}}a, C.B.},
title = {WHY ARE WE ALL DIFFERENT?},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.1231},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.1231},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {1108-1112}}
TY - CONF
AU - M.P. Ribate AU - L. Lomba AU - V. López AU - E. Zuriaga AU - B. Giner AU - C.B. García
TI - WHY ARE WE ALL DIFFERENT?
SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1231
PY - 2017
Y1 - 3-5 July, 2017
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN17 Proceedings
SP - 1108
EP - 1112
ER -
M.P. Ribate, L. Lomba, V. López, E. Zuriaga, B. Giner, C.B. García (2017) WHY ARE WE ALL DIFFERENT?, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 1108-1112.
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