The UMiB-SCDCE project seeks to address misconceptions in biochemistry education, a common hurdle to student learning. Through collaboration with faculty, innovative pedagogical methods, and broad dissemination, it aims to transform biochemistry education.
The project collaborates with faculty members from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to identify and rectify misconceptions. It combines research and pedagogy to enhance teaching strategies.
The project unfolds in two phases:
- Phase 1 (Fall 2023 - Spring 2024): Identifying misconceptions and creating diagnostic tools.
- Phase 2 (Fall 2024 - Spring 2025): Evaluating teaching strategies and eliminating misconceptions.
UMiB-SCDCE uses Student-Centered Design, Constructivist Epistemology, and Ignatian Pedagogy to develop tailored interventions.
The project aims to contribute to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by providing evidence-based strategies to address misconceptions in biochemistry, ultimately improving learning outcomes.
The project will share its findings at key Chemistry Education Research conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
The UMiB-SCDCE project holds promise for revolutionizing biochemistry education by addressing misconceptions and promoting effective pedagogical methods.