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Keywords:

  • Teaching;
  • learning;
  • educational research;
  • curriculum change;
  • biochemistry

Abstract

There is a large body of educational research results available in the science education literature that could be usefully applied for the improvement of teaching practice in biochemistry and molecular biology. Unfortunately, for a great variety of reasons, such applications are relatively limited in our discipline. In this first paper in the series, “Bridging the Gap”, I describe some of the barriers that are hampering the bridging of this gap and suggest some possible strategies that colleagues might wish to try in order to promote the wider use of this excellent educational resource.