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Bridging the Gap
Bridging the educational research-teaching practice gap†
The importance of bridging the gap between science education research and its application in biochemistry teaching and learning: Barriers and strategies
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2007
Copyright © 2007 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Volume 35, Issue 6, pages 465–470, November/December 2007
How to Cite
Anderson, T. R. (2007), Bridging the educational research-teaching practice gap. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ., 35: 465–470. doi: 10.1002/bmb.20136
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is acknowledged for the financial support (GUN Number 2053218) of this work.
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 13 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Received: 12 SEP 2007
- educational research;
- curriculum change;
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.