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How to Help Students Understand Physiology? Emphasize General Models

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Description Discussion of how an understanding of as few as seven general models can provide students with an initial conceptual framework for analyzing most physiological systems
Type of Resource Journal Article/Issue, Teaching Strategies & Guidelines
Format Web Page - HTML
Technical Note Adobe Acrobat
Author
Harold Modell, Physiology Educational Research Consortium
Development Date June 1, 2000
Grade/Age Levels Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Graduate
Professional (degree program)
Continuing Education
Pedagogies
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By Journal Board
Review Date Reviewed at time of publication
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The article provides teaching methods to implement problem based learning with specific examples.

Par Mohammadian, Los Angeles Mission College


This editorial-syle article challenges traditional physiology teaching methods and focuses on understanding how students learn effectively.  The author proposes using effective pedogogy to help students develop situational models of the concepts they are learning. This is a good reference for faculty wishing to integrate case studies and problem-base learning into undergratuate teaching.

Brian Shmaefsky, Lone Star College - Kingwood