An Alternative Teaching Method for the Regulation of the Immune Response.

An Alternative Teaching Method for the Regulation of the Immune Response. Med Educ Online. 2003 Dec;8(1):4335 Authors: Michel da Rosa AC, Osowski LF, Tocchetto AG, Eduardo Niederauer C, Benvenuto Andrade CM, Scroferneker ML Abstract PURPOSE: Our teaching experience has shown that dealing with the molecular aspects of the immune response regulation poses several difficulties. Therefore, we developed a panel board to verify whether or not this active-learning exercise could enhance students' learning and arouse their interest in subjects that are basically theoretical and complex. METHODS: Twenty cardboard pieces labeled with the names of major regulators of the immune response and three panel boards with explanations on how major regulators work. Students had to match the cardboard pieces with the corresponding explanation. RESULTS: One hundred forty students participated in this study. The overall response of the students to the game was very positive: 95.71% considered the panel board interesting and 95% said the panel board facilitated the understanding of the subject matter. The students' grades significantly improved (P
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