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TitleTeaching of Botany in higher education: representations and discussions of undergraduate students
Author(s)Silva, João Rodrigo Santos da
Guimarães, Fernando
Sano, Paulo Takeo
KeywordsTeaching methods
Botany
Undergraduate students
Teachers training
Higher education
Teaching Botany
Teaching concept
Brazil-Portugal case study
Issue date2016
PublisherUniversidade de Vigo
JournalRevista Electrónica de Enseñanza de las Ciencias (reec)
Abstract(s)The teaching of botany is characterised as being taught in a technical and uninteresting way for students. The objective of this work is to find out what students think of the way Botany is taught and their views on this as students and in the future as teachers. To achieve this objective an open questionnaire was given to first year undergraduate students studying Biological Sciences. Two hundred and twenty one students from four different Universities filled in the questionnaire. From the results collated, students in our sample were in favour of a more practical teaching of Botany, however if they were the teachers they would teach more theoretically. This shift of position (from student to teacher) brought about a change in the way Botany would be taught, as it changed the perspective, in spite of the players being the same. This work has pointed out that the representation of a concept can vary depending on the subject’s point of view and that it is important to pay close attention to the training of these future Biology teachers.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/44500
e-ISSN1579-1513
Publisher versionhttp://reec.uvigo.es/REEC/spanish/REEC_older_es.htm
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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