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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(11), 1586-1588
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-11-19
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Active Learning in Pharmacology Teaching: a Report of Experience

Dany Geraldo Kramer1, , Jonas Gabriel de Oliveira Pinheiro1 and Gislanne Stephanne Estevam da Silva1

1Faculty of Health Sciences of Trairi-Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte, Santa Cruz/RN/Brazil

Pub. Date: December 04, 2018

Cite this paper:
Dany Geraldo Kramer, Jonas Gabriel de Oliveira Pinheiro and Gislanne Stephanne Estevam da Silva. Active Learning in Pharmacology Teaching: a Report of Experience. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(11):1586-1588. doi: 10.12691/education-6-11-19

Abstract

Pharmacology studies active substances and interactions with living organisms, being complex, and traditional teaching methodologies do not favor student learning. Thus, active methodologies such as educational games can overcome this problem. The objective was to describe the experience report about the use of active methodology in pharmacology teaching. This is an experience report about the use of active methodology in the teaching-learning of pharmacology in a public college of northeast Brazil. It was used a game of hangman-game, with a definition of term, where the students (pair) should associate to one the secret word, in up to 2 minutes. Topics on drug excretion, pharmacodynamics and pharmacology of the CNS were discussed. The students reported acceptance and enthusiasm, since they were able to act in a motivating and fun activity. It turns out that, the game is a form of interactive learning offering a variety of dynamic and informative educational experiences.

Keywords:
pharmacology active learning hagman game

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