Adjusting a biochemistry course for physical education majors: A case study

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  • Caetano da Costa,

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    1. Universidade de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto 14030-000, Brasil
    2. Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-900, Brasil
    • Caetano da Costa, Av. Caramuru, 2730 Apto 61 Bloco 2 CEP 14030-000, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
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  • Bayardo B. Torres

    1. Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-900, Brasil
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  • This work was supported by Fundaçao de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze the events responsible for curricular characteristics that lead to positive outcomes in university teaching using a biochemistry course taught to physical education students as a model. The research was carried out as a case study, supported by questionnaires, classroom observation, document analysis, and interviews. The overall analyses of obtained data were validated by means of triangulation protocols, which proved the following reasons for the course achievements: 1) teaching staff deeply committed to the course; 2) contents adaptation to students' careers; 3) gradual adjustment of the teaching strategies and evaluation tools; 4) valorization of formative evaluation; and 5) providing a suitable affective milieu.

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