ERA-Net PathoGenoMics has developed a web-based teaching tool for pathogenomics-related issues. This teaching tool presents to the public the issues involved in genomic research of pathogenic bacteria and fungi. The teaching tool was designed for junior high-school students and can be used by internet surfers.
The teaching tool is built as an Internet Web-site with modular sub-units. Each sub-unit stands alone and yet all are interconnected. This modular structure enables non-linear steering between the various components of the teaching aid. The basic scientific knowledge that would be required to deal with the learning issues is continuously available as a supplement called “A virtual journey to the genetics of pathogens“ on the left side of the screen.
While using the teaching tool, the users are confronted with scenarios that simulate actual issues and required to make decisions concerning those issues on the basis of the scientific knowledge learned while using the teaching aid. The relevance and significance of underlying scientific concepts and facts is unveiled during the learning process, while the users make meaningful connections between newly acquired scientific concepts and their own existing body of knowledge. It is highly recommended that small groups of students (2-3) work in collaboration while performing the assignments included in the teaching aid. The tool is written in English and can be translated into any language.
Please click the link to enter the ERA-NET PathoGenoMics Teaching Aid.