Implementation of Ideas

So how do you motivate people to teach themselves? For some students, of course, motivation is not a problem. I try to motivate others by giving the best encouragement I can. I try to engage student interest by presenting practical information in a sophisticated manner and by stressing concepts and strategies. I assume that if people recognize how fascinating the subject of molecular biology is, this will motivate them to learn (teach themselves) the material in detail.

In BCH 472, computers are used as tools for self-teaching and learning. Skill with computers is essential in modern education. Many leading questions are asked of students, and students are encouraged to ask questions. It is hoped that students may realize the importance of refining and asking questions as a first step in problem solving.