The workshop will be eminently practical, and designed with the objective that participants learn by doing. As the outcome, participants are expected to prepare a proposal of instructional design and material, in the flipped class format, for teaching one or several blocks of a biochemistry syllabus, suitable for its real use in the educational context of their universities. The workshop will be developed in person and will consist on several sessions along two days, with a total of about 12 hours, of a prominently practical nature. Sessions will include initial presentations, small group work, joint discussion and feedback. Language will be Spanish.
The workshop aims to contribute to revitalise innovation in teaching biosciences, in the context of the university education system, through implementing teaching modes that prioritise the autonomy of the student, collaborative study and development of their abilities for analysis and for relating concepts, more than memorisation.
We want to showcase the potential of a modality of teaching where the master lectures are replaced by interactive, open sessions devoted to the development of activities by the student and combined with the use of online resources.
The instructor leaves the speaker role to become a guide or tutor for students along the process of building their knowledge, through a set of activities in which students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired previously. This strategy, which already has a long trajectory among other higher education systems and accumulates a large body of evidence about its efficiency, takes the best of non-face-to-face teaching (flexibility of space and schedule) and combines it with the advantages of face-to-face interaction between teacher and students.