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#1 Inbox

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:56 AM

I did not understand motive of this subforum.
But if it is about how teaching in Biology could be improved. I will suggest more pictorial presentation. It helps in getting idea of concept easily. Animation use in teaching is good idea. Easy practicals exposure to every individual student which could give basics more instead of advanced knowledge. Field trips could be arranged for Biology (e.g. for Zoology and Botany students). Following standard text book for student is important instead following many improperly written texts).

Edited by prabhubct, 22 October 2012 - 03:09 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

The subforum is about how to improve teaching - tips and tricks that people have come across, cool presentations that people have found, good places and websites that are useful for information... that sort of thing.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:54 PM

As bob1 wrote, suggestions are also welcomed from students that feel their teacher is not doing it right or it's the oposite case and they have a great one and want to share it. Everything that is connected to explaining biology principles (mainly molecular biology, because the forums are targeted in this way) to someone, students, your granny, anyone.. I think this has a set of problems and challenges of it's own to make for a separate forum.


Since this was originally my idea, I will include some resources and few ideas I have had so far since I started teaching biology to medical students (that's like.. a month ;). But now I'm on a way to conference and in the train actually ;)

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

Thanks Bob 1 and Trof,
Yeah it's really nice concept. Students always have problems related to teachers teaching techniques. I hope many student will join, effect will be much good if teachers joins too.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

What do you think of this concept? Actually I did not understand the squeaky voices...Posted Image
(and there are several more teaching videos on utube, hopefully better ones, too)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDlKrLJjRlY&pxtry=1

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...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

I think the concept should be proportional the intended audience. Different for s school children and different for 1st year university students for example. But this one is not even simple and explaining enough for the younger, and way too weird and bizzare for the later (not in the positive way).

Seriously, why keep the nukleotides laughting on uracil, why are they bullying it? And adenine had way to much helium. If that's supossed to use fun to emphasize some key information, problem is there is none present. It's too embarasing even to watch.

I think it's more intended like amateur joke (I certainly hope) than with some real effort to teach something.

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