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ERIC Number: EJ1064207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
Undergraduate Students as Promoters of Science Dissemination: A Strategy to Increase Students' Interest in Physiology
Borges, Sidnei; Mello-Carpes, Pâmela Billig
Advances in Physiology Education, v39 n2 p133-136 Jun 2015
Physiology teaching-learning methods have passed through several changes over the years. The traditional model of education appears to be linked to the teacher, who resists the use of tools and methods designed to provide something different to the student, depriving the student of new things or even the motivation to realize the applicability of knowledge. There are several ways to provide a class that escapes the traditional teaching model: lessons with videos, lectures, seminars, workshops, experimental practices, and use of information and communication technologies, among others. The teachers have to realize what they can use to improve the class and teaching, including an active posture and appropriate teaching tools. Therefore, it is necessary to have a perception of the physiology professor who escapes the role of a knowledge transmitter and characterize the physiology professor as someone able to awaken in students a desire to achieve in academic life as a student and later as a professional; this is not a simple task. Physiology is part of health undergraduate courses, and, considering that the population requires health professionals responsible and able to provide quality service, the school and university share responsibility in the formation and performance of these professionals; thus, teachers need to guide students in a way that facilitates the process of building knowledge. In this article, the authors report on an experience in the teaching of physiology to health undergraduate courses in a southern Brazil university. They propose the active participation of physiology students in actions for science dissemination during Brain Awareness Week (BAW), which aimed to increase their interest in physiology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil