Teaching Reform in Biochemistry - Facing the Washington Accord and Engineering Accreditation
Education Journal
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 75-80
Received: Jun. 10, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 21, 2016; Published: Jul. 15, 2016
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Chang Chen, College of Life Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China; College of Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
Chen Zhao, College of Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
Bingwu Wang, College of Life Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
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Abstract
China was accepted as provisional status of the Washington Accord with full voting rights in 2013. After that, the major of "Pharmaceutical Engineering" in Beijing University of Chemical Technology applied for the engineering accreditation first as an example in China. The graduate attribute (GA) is the most important to judge whether a major can pass the accreditation. Biochemistry plays an important role on helping students reaching the standards mentioned in GA. In order to reach this goal, some reforms in teaching have been conducted based on GA. Reforms include expended learning, heuristic teaching, student-centered teaching, database construction, outside class education, etc. After reforms, classroom was more active, students got more training and improvements outside classroom, and their satisfaction to this course increased. The results could provide some references and offer a model to other universities or majors to make adjustments for engineering accreditation, and thus to comprehensively improve the quality of engineering education in China.
Keywords
Biochemistry Teaching, Washington Accord, Engineering Education, Reform
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Chang Chen, Chen Zhao, Bingwu Wang, Teaching Reform in Biochemistry - Facing the Washington Accord and Engineering Accreditation, Education Journal. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 75-80. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20160504.16
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