Skip to main content
Understanding Protein Synthesis: A Role Play Approach
SoTL Commons Conference
  • Diana Sturges, Georgia Southern University
  • Trent Maurer, Georgia Southern University
Proposal Abstract
This study is significant because it discusses the use of an interactive approach to studying protein synthesis, a topic explored in various disciplines. The targeted population consisted of 300 students registered for two sections of Human Anatomy and Physiology taught by the same instructor. The Role Play section served as the study group, while the Lecture section served as the control group. Students' performance was evaluated based on pre/posttest assessment scores, overall test scores and test item analysis. In addition, a survey was administered to both sections to examine students' perception of role play and lecture on their understanding of the topic, engagement and satisfaction. Session objectives include discussing the use of role play n the classroom and results that emerged from the analysis. Participants will be invited to fill out a matching activity analogous to the role play.
Room 2904
Symposium Year
Publication Type and Release Option
Presentation (Open Access)
Citation Information
Diana Sturges and Trent Maurer, "Understanding Protein Synthesis: A Role Play Approach " (March 12, 2009). SoTL Commons Conference. Paper 52.