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Pre-evaluation and theoretical issues during practical sessions to enhance students ‘comprehension about biochemical tools.
Antonio López-Lozano, Raquel Requejo-Aguilar

Última modificación: 2018-06-06


In subjects where the practical part has a special relevance it has been shown that theoretical concepts are not always correctly assimilated and that the applicability of these concepts to practice is often limited to the specific cases that professor uses as an example. In addition, many times the realization of practices consists in following up the protocol without understanding the real meaning of the different steps that students carry out. Therefore, in the present study, pre-evaluation tools and theoretical issues have been introduced in the practical sessions in order to encourage students' interest in the practice, increase their knowledge and carry out a more efficient interconnection between theory and practice in relation to what is normally done. Our data show that, although the satisfaction of the students did not show significant changes, there was an increase in the knowledge acquired in those practices and groups of students in which the aforementioned tools were applied as demonstrated by the increase in the qualifications obtained.


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