ALTERNATIVE TEACHING TOOLS IN EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES: AUDIOVISUAL AIDS
Universidad de Granada (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:In the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) context the modern lesson conception follows the method expositive-participatory in which the teacher replaces traditional learning method and leads the student to get their own knowledge. It is fundamental the adoption of methodologies that promote a positive and participatory student’s willingness. Also, it is essential the use of illustrative examples that fit in with the experiences and skills of students in order to emphasize important learning concepts.
Thus, the present survey offers an alternative to the traditional learning method based on the use of audiovisual resources as teaching tool. Nowadays, the relevance of audiovisuals media, mainly due to its great power of diffusion, reveals them as an important educational tool that makes easier the assimilation of knowledge. We propose a teaching methodology enhanced by the selection of audiovisual material such movies, TV series, and documentaries, chosen for their pedagogical value and relation with specific areas of experimental sciences as Biochemistry. The use and further analysis of this material will provide the students a basic support to build their own knowledge related with a concrete biochemical aspect. With the creation of this database it is expected that both the teacher and the student have a motivating teaching tool that combines the scientific theory with the socio-cultural and creative environment.
Keywords: audiovisuals, Biochemistry, Biology, teaching methods.