Construction of a model demonstrating neural pathways and reflex arcs.

Title

Construction of a model demonstrating neural pathways and reflex arcs.

Creator

Chan V; Pisegna J M; Rosian R L; DiCarlo S E

Publisher

The American journal of physiology

Date

1996
1996-12

Description

Employment opportunities in the future will require higher skills and an understanding of mathematics and science. As a result of the growing number of careers that require solid science and mathematics training, the methods of science education are undergoing major reform. To adequately equip students for technologically advanced positions, new teaching methods must be developed that prepare tomorrow's workforce for the challenges of the 21st century. One such method is the use of models. By actively building and manipulating concrete models that represent scientific concepts, students are involved in the most basic level of Piaget's learning scheme: the sensorimotor stage. Models are useful in reaching all students at the foundational levels of learning, and further learning experiences are rapidly moved through higher learning levels. This success ensures greater comprehension and understanding compared with the traditional methods of rote memorization. We developed an exercise for the construction of an inexpensive, easy-to-build model demonstrating neural pathways and reflex arcs. Our exercise also includes many supplemental teaching tools. The exercise is designed to fulfill the need of sound physiological teaching materials for high school students.

Subject

*Models; Animals; Education; Medical; Neural Pathways/*physiology; Neurological; Reflex/*physiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

S14–42

Issue

6

Volume

271

Citation

Chan V; Pisegna J M; Rosian R L; DiCarlo S E, “Construction of a model demonstrating neural pathways and reflex arcs.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4578.

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