Genética y cine. Naturaleza y origen de ideas previas como base de una propuesta didáctica para Educación Secundaria Obligatoria

  1. Muela García, Francisco Javier
Supervised by:
  1. Ana María Abril Gallego Director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Fecha de defensa: 20 November 2014

  1. Francisco Javier Perales Palacios Chair
  2. Marta Romero Ariza Secretary
  3. Susana García Barros Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 390754 DIALNET lock_openRUJA editor


The aim of this thesis is to improve learning of Genetics in Secondary Education. Previous ideas about genetics in students of Secondary Education has been identified before formal education. These ideas have been compared with these held a:fter formal education (analyzing the persistence of these ideas). Studenfs sources of information on genetic issues have been also studied. We have analyzed the meanings that the movies convey on Genetics, we have compared the meanings conveyed by movies with personal meanings of the students and we have determined whether the mistakes in the films could reinforce their preconceptions or configured them as a didactic obstacle. Finally, an instrument has been designed, implemented and evaluated based on the analysis of films to help explain the previous ideas of students, being an effective Genetics meaningful learning instrument.