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ERIC Number: EJ1020709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Introducing the Action Potential to Psychology Students
Simon-Dack, Stephanie L.
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n1 p73-77 Jan 2014
For this simple active learning technique for teaching, students are assigned "roles" and act out the process of the action potential (AP), including the firing threshold, ion-specific channels for ions to enter and leave the cell, diffusion, and the refractory period. Pre-post test results indicated that students demonstrated increased learning and believed they better understood the AP after they completed the learning activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A