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New Teaching Strategies to Improve Student Performance in Fundamentals of Biotechnology

    Authors: Alicia G. Cid1, Verónica B. Rajal1,2,*
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    Affiliations: 1: Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de Salta. INIQUI, CONICET – Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina; 2: Fogarty International Center, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA 95616
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    • Published 19 May 2011
    • Supplemental material available at http://jmbe.asm.org
    • *Corresponding author. Mailing address: Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Av. Bolivia 5150, Salta, Argentina (4400). Phone: +543874255364. Fax: +543874251006. E-mail: vbrajal@gmail.com.
    • Copyright © 2011, American Society for Microbiology
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. May 2011 vol. 12 no. 1 46-47. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v12i1.247
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    Abstract:

    Fundamentals in Biotechnology is part of the Chemical Engineering curriculum at the National University at Salta, in northwest Argentina. This course, given for four months in the fourth year of a five-year program of study, includes concepts of general microbiology, biochemistry, and industrial microbiology and is the first contact by the students with biological issues. Probably due to the long content of the course and to the lack of previous knowledge of biological and microbiological concepts, students have a lot of difficulty passing this course. In order to reach a better understanding of the concepts, to encourage students to learn biotechnology, and to develop critical thinking skills with the ultimate aim of improving performance, two new strategies were adopted, which consisted of including “Complementary Activities” and an “Integration Seminar.”

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Abstract:

Fundamentals in Biotechnology is part of the Chemical Engineering curriculum at the National University at Salta, in northwest Argentina. This course, given for four months in the fourth year of a five-year program of study, includes concepts of general microbiology, biochemistry, and industrial microbiology and is the first contact by the students with biological issues. Probably due to the long content of the course and to the lack of previous knowledge of biological and microbiological concepts, students have a lot of difficulty passing this course. In order to reach a better understanding of the concepts, to encourage students to learn biotechnology, and to develop critical thinking skills with the ultimate aim of improving performance, two new strategies were adopted, which consisted of including “Complementary Activities” and an “Integration Seminar.”

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