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ERIC Number: EJ920852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Feasible Levels of Curricular Integration
Costa, Manuel Joao
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v39 n2 p155-156 Mar-Apr 2011
Many students struggle to interconnect biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) contents taught in separate classes or to relate BMB to what they learn in other courses. Such students lack the necessary perspective to perceive the intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary "bonds" of BMB. In other words used before in this journal, they are unable to see the tertiary and quaternary structure of BMB. Teachers of BMB must strongly consider how to change this if they wish their students to understand what they want them to learn. Integration offers an opportunity to help students make connections, to learn better how to scaffold and organize their BMB. More and better integration will always be good news for student-centered education and should thus be strongly encouraged. Interdisciplinary integration relates to curricular structure. Therefore, perhaps it makes sense to look at integration as a feature with levels of progressive complexity. Picturing integration by levels is empowering and makes integration feasible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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