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Guided weekly reflection papers: a strategy for Achieving academic goals

Guided weekly reflection papers: a strategy for Achieving academic goals

The subject I teach is located in the first semester of the first year of Health Biology, a new degree in the University of Alcalá, where the students arrive with a relative good mark. Although Chemistry is not exactly a major in the curriculum of this degree, but a kind of “supporting and basic” subject, the students are highly motivated by the learning process. This is proved by both their attendance, the involvement in the presencial classes and their participation in the exams. I must admit that it is quite easy to get these students engaged with what can be seen as an interesting new way to acquire Chemistry knowledge. For exchange the main problem I have to carry out this experience is the large number of students in the course (113 registered) and the relatively limited number of contact hours per week (only two and just six seminars in the whole semester) which prevents in part to enjoy as I would like in the teaching process. Because of the number of students, somehow my first contradiction is to engage the students to take part in the activity but at the same time to be able to assume the huge amount of work which provokes the reading and correction of their GWRP, if all of them indeed would participate. Fortunately, on one hand, not all of them write the papers and also the number of participants (69 in the first week) decreased considerably along the course due to the overload with the academic work in all the subjects and the subsequent lack of time. Anyway, even the students who stop writing the papers believe that it is a very attractive activity and they sorry very much about not being able to follow until the end.
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Improving learning environment at different academic Levels throughout guided weekly reflection papers

Improving learning environment at different academic Levels throughout guided weekly reflection papers

Unlike the work at the University, in this secondary school level the teacher is constantly reviewing and analyzing concepts and topics proposed to students, doing exercises, tests, etc. and correcting their mistakes. It is not necessary for him to remark mistakes in GWRP; this constitutes a part of the adaptation to this educational level. We prefer much more to focus on the amusing and attractive aspects of topics studied, the difficulties they have met and how they can apply these topics to real life or some problems beyond class. The second adaptation is related to the weekly control of the student´s learning process. In this level the control will be carried out at most after each topic unit for both students and lectures not become overload with excessive work.
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An information literacy approach within the "Guided weekly reflection papers"

An information literacy approach within the "Guided weekly reflection papers"

The group of teaching innovation deemed appropriate to be up to date on resources and library services, as well as on the use of the reference manager software RefWorks (subscribed by the Library of the University of Alcala), for better appreciate what can be expected and the effort the students have to make to achieve the proposed objective. Therefore, the first step for the implementation of this new phase was a formative meeting of the professors with the responsible person of the university library expert on information literacy, who is a member of our group. In this meeting we improve our knowledge about finding academic and scientific literature, as much as checking the reliability of the web pages. Also the different citation styles were revised in order to consider which of them is the most suitable for every knowledge area.
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Reflective practice applications: "Guided weekly refection papers" excented from Alcalá University (Spain) to the Montfort  University (UK)

Reflective practice applications: "Guided weekly refection papers" excented from Alcalá University (Spain) to the Montfort University (UK)

The introduction of a reflective pedagogical approach in the teaching of Clinical Biochemistry in order to improve the critical-reflection ability of Biomedical Science and Medical Science students would have associated advantages and disadvantages. Thus, reflective exercises would help students to work on clinical skills and transversal competences such as writing appropriate scientific reports, communication of data, clinical case-problem solving and clinical diagnostics. Moreover, this approach would have helped the participants to identify any possible learning difficulty, problem or misunderstanding with their learning performance by providing prompt feedback that would be critical to adjust personal learning practices and improve performance. Within disadvantages, the creation and introduction of reflective exercises requires a considerable amount of dedication and time for the academic team. Moreover, some difficulties have been observed during the implementation of this pedagogical approach such as some initial reticence from the students to participate in the project as well as confusion about whether the work was summative or formative or if participation was a compulsory, must pass element of the module. This would have been avoided with a more robust planning of the teaching strategy so students would have had a clear picture of the project as well as some prior experience in the introduction of reflection methods which would reduce the amount of additional work needed by the students. Therefore, introducing this teaching pedagogy in health sciences degrees may help students be more self-aware of their learning strengths and weaknesses, which in turn could impact on their final learning performance and marks.
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