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Title: Introduction to Biochemistry


1
Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Group Formation
  • Prof. Hal White

2
Todays Quotation
  • The emphasis on individualism obscures the fact
    that most personal needs are met, most problems
    are solved, most public goals are attained by
    organized collective action.
  • Marion Brady


3
Introductions (10 Minutes)
  • Fill out the Group Information Sheet.
  • Pass it to the next person in your group.
  • Repeat until every member has filled in his or
    her information.
  • As time permits, discuss your answers.

4
Introduction to BiochemistryImportant Roles in
Groups
  • Recorder - Keeps track of groups learning issues
    and who has responsibility for pursuing each
    learning issue.
  • Task Master - Keeps discussions on track. Diverts
    digressions that are not related to the course.
  • Skeptic - Challenges the accuracy and reliability
    of information. Makes sure everyone understands
    important concepts before going on.
  • Technical Advisor - Focuses on methodology.
    Expert on how things are done and the principles
    behind how things work.
  • Chemist - Finds out the chemical structures and
    properties of compounds mentioned in the
    articles.
  • Web-Scanners and Library Researchers - Roles that
    everyone should assume. Tracking down answers to
    group learning issues on the Internet and in the
    library.

5
Problem-Solving Ability in Groups
Impossible
Cant Solve
PBL
Might Solve
Problem Difficulty
Solution obvious
Trivial
A B C D
Group Potential
Group Members
Problem solving is what you do when you dont
know what to do, otherwise it is not a problem.
Wheatley (1984)
6
Forming GroupsHomogeneous vs. Heterogeneous
Student
Homogeneous Groups
Selected
Instructor
Selected
This Class
Heterogeneous Groups
7
What Aspects of Heterogeneity are Important?
Skills?
Major?
Age?
Personality Type?
Gender?
Ethnicity?
Learning Style?
Academic Record?
8
Dawns Eight OClock
  • In your groups, discuss the following
  • How would you describe the situation?
  • What are the issues involved?
  • If this were your group, how might you reasonably
    deal with the situation?
  • What are the implications of these actions?
  • How could the situation have been prevented or
    muted?

9
Introduction to BiochemistrySuggested Ground
Rules for Behavior in Groups
  • Come on time and be prepared for every class.
  • Notify other group members, your tutor, and the
    instructor in advance (when possible) if you must
    miss a class.
  • Freely share information you gather outside of
    class with other group members.
  • Use class time wisely.
  • Solicit and value contributions from every group
    member.
  • Group members who disrupt the group's function by
    violating the group's ground rules can be
    confronted by the other members of the group and
    suffer the following consequences .

10
Passions AsideTime to Get Serious
  • Why are you in college?
  • How did you choose your major?
  • What goals do you have for
  • this semester?
  • this year?
  • your college career?
  • after graduation?

11
Time to Get Serious
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Freshman
C-342
High School
Real World
Fall
F
F
F
Spring
S
S
S
Most of You Are Here
Graduation
What courses will you take? Do you have a plan?
12
Time to Get Serious
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Freshman
C-342
High School
Real World
Fall
F
F
F
Spring
S
S
S
Where do You Go From Here?
Next Winter
Following Winter
This Summer
Next Summer
Graduation
Will you do undergraduate research, study abroad,
find a summer job? Will you challenge yourself,
or go with the flow?
Then what?
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