INVESTIGADORES
TORIANO Roxana Mabel
artículos
Título:
A counterpoint between computer simulations and biological experiments to train new members of a laboratory of physiological sciences
Autor/es:
OZU MARCELO; DORR RICARDO; GUTIERREZ FACUNDO; POLITI TERESA; TORIANO ROXANA
Revista:
ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGY EDUCATION
Editorial:
AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC
Referencias:
Lugar: Bethesda; Año: 2012 vol. 36 p. 345 - 351
ISSN:
1043-4046
Resumen:
When new members join a working group dedicated to scientific research, several changes occur in the group’s dynamics. From a teaching point of view, a subsequent challenge is to develop innovative strategies to train new staff members in creative thinking, which is the most complex and abstract skill in the cognitive domain according to Bloom’s revised taxonomy. In this sense, current technological and digital advances offer new possibilities in the field of education. Computer simulation and biological experiments can be used together as a combined tool for teaching and learning sometimes complex physiological and biophysical concepts. Moreover, creativity can be thought of as a social process that relies on interactions among staff members. In this regard, the acquisition of cognitive abilities coexists with the attainment of other skills from psychomotor and affective domains. Such dynamism in teaching and learning stimulates teamwork and encourages the integration of members of the working group. A practical example, based on the teaching of biophysical subjects such as osmosis, solute transport, and membrane permeability, which are crucial in understanding the physiological concept of homeostasis, is presented.