In this case study students will explore the components of cell signalling and gain a better understanding of receptors and how researchers build a model using acquired data. The study explores the cnidarian andregenic receptor (AR); a class of G-protein coupled receptors which bind adrenaline and cause a cell signal transduction cascade in the cell.
Instructors can use the flipped classroom strategy and provide the students with videos, assigned readings and a quiz before they enter the classroom. The instructor can also use just in time teaching (JITT) by using the quiz results to alter the in-class material. Within the classroom the students are split into groups and complete an assignment on andregenic receptors. The assignment will be followed by some multiple choice clicker questions. The instructor can allow the students to re-take the clicker quiz as a group, allowing for peer instruction. This case study also has an optional activity which utilizes a smart board. The optional assignment has the cellular components out of order allowing the students to place the components were they belong on the cell membrane.
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