ERIC Number: EJ1029070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Combining Content and Elements of Communication into an Upper-Level Biochemistry Course
Whittington, Carli P.; Pellock, Samuel J.; Cunningham, Rebecca L.; Cox, James R.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v42 n2 p136-141 Mar-Apr 2014
This report describes how a science communication module was incorporated into an advanced biochemistry course. Elements of communication were taught synergistically with biochemistry content in this course in an effort to expose students to a variety of effective oral communication strategies. Students were trained to use these established techniques and incorporated them into various presentations throughout the course. Three students describe their use of specific resources and how the skills learned relate to their future career. The importance and relevance of science communication are receiving unprecedented national attention. The academic scientific community must respond by incorporating more communication-centered instruction and opportunities in the classroom and laboratory.
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Course Content, Oral Communication Method, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills, Educational Resources, Integrated Curriculum
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