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ERIC Number: EJ832493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
"Which Pathway Am I?" Using a Game Approach to Teach Students about Biochemical Pathways
Ooi, Beng Guat; Sanger, Michael J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n4 p454-455 Apr 2009
This game was designed to provide students with an alternative way to learn biochemical pathways through an interactive approach. In this game, students worked in pairs to help each other identify pathways taped to each other's backs by asking simple "yes or no" questions related to these pathways. This exercise was conducted after the traditional biochemistry lectures on pathways and was designed to complement the lectures and reinforce key information about pathways. The advantage of this approach is that the pair of students was able to explore and experience two mechanisms of learning biochemical pathways. The Student t test performed on the students' pre-test and post-test scores indicated that students showed significant improvement on their abilities to identify pathways after participating in this game. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A