Pintos López, Beatriz

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Pintos López
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Ciencias Biológicas
Genética, Fisiología y Microbiología
Fisiología Vegetal
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  • Publication
    Learning in the laboratory: experiences in an hybrid between the expository and the inquiry laboratories
    (International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED),, 2013) Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Pintos López, Beatriz
    There are distinct styles of laboratory instructions in chemistry education which can be applied to biology: expository, inquiry, discovery, and more recently, problem-based. This work is focused in a hybrid type between the expository and the inquiry laboratories. The process consists of two phases: - First, learners were trained in an expository laboratory. All the students at the first course participate in this training. Within this learning environment, the instructor defines the topic,relates it to previous work, and directs students’ action. - Later some students voluntarily participate in the inquiry laboratory. Inquiry-based activities are inductive. They have an undetermined outcome and require the learners to generate their own procedures. They are more student-centred, contain less direction, and give the student more responsibility for determining procedural options than the traditional format. The aims (as general statements of what the teacher intends to achieve), and the objectives (as specific statements of what the students should be able to accomplish as a result of being taught in the laboratory) of this “hybrid” laboratory were analyzed and discussed.
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    Bioeconomy based on Scientific Research and Entrepreneurship
    (American Research Institute for Policy Development, 2015) Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Torrejón, Ana; Gómez-Flechoso, María de los Angeles; Georgieva, Flor; Pintos López, Beatriz; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Martin Calvarro, Luisa; Lahoz Beltrá, Rafael; Saco Sierra, M. Dolores; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena
    The bioeconomy can be defined as an activity that provides solutions to problems arising from the imbalance between increasing world population and the availability of resources and difficulties in supplying those needs. Bioeconomy is based on best and new uses of natural resources among which are important and essential plant species in areas such as agriculture, food industry, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry, textile industry, landscaping and architecture, design of interior and exterior gardens, bioenergy, and the conservation and restoration of soils and natural ecosystems. Once checked problems, how to propose solutions in the context of the Bioeconomy? The universities base their activity in teaching and learning and scientific research. Furthermore, human societies and the habitats they occupy are social structures in which problems occur. If scientific research provides results that may constitute solutions to problems, it is necessary to build bridges between the academic activity and problems of society, bridges to convert research results in an entrepreneurial activity that allows its application as a solution to a given problem. That bridge is entrepreneurship to develop spin-offs and start-up. Something else to consider? The entrepreneurship is a process, it is learned, tested and developed, but solves nothing if not based on an entrepreneur, so the bridge is the entrepreneur instead of entrepreneurship. Consequently we must devote the effort to form new mindsets and attitudes to modern societies. If we have the necessary tools, learn to use them to be resolute and ask governments environments and mechanisms necessary to carry out the task.
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    EstuPlan: Metodología y herramientas de aprendizaje para el desarrollo de competencias y habilidades (resolución de problemas y creatividad) en entornos científicos y sociales
    (2019-06-26) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Esteban Carrasco, Alberto; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pintos López, Beatriz; Solís González, M. Teresa; Torres Muñoz, Margarita; Santos de la Sen, Antonio; Alonso Valenzuela, Raquel; Astudillo Calderón, Sergio; Awad Alzahrani, Sabah; de Diez de la Torre, Laura; García Companys, Marina; Ortega Pérez, Nora; Rodriguez Martínez, Victor
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    Managing the unexpected in class: an opportunity to teasching and learning
    (International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2013) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Pintos López, Beatriz
    Usually teacher prepares the class scheduling, explaining theoretical concepts, problem solving, etc.. When this schedule does not include student intervention a few contingencies can be expected in the development of the class, only doubts and questions. However, when the program includes active participation of students there is the possibility of a more or less expected student participation based on the guidelines of the teacher. When following the method of problem-based learning, teacher presents case studies and problems to study, reasoning and solve in the context of the class. These problems are made available to students in time for their preparation. In this paper, our group of teachers test a new learning methodology based on the unexpected. Students receive cases and problems to study, reasoning and finally solve in class. This resolution involves understanding theoretical concepts so that each case has scored those concepts that should be known. If learning is meaningful, students can reason and / or solve a different case or problem form those initially assigned. In this way the student thinks in class a case or new problem not seen before which requires the understanding and application of the same theoretical concepts. We call this “managing the unexpected” and, based on our experience, it is an excellent opportunity to teach and learn.
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    PROYECTA: Emprendimiento en Bioeconomía (Máster en Biología Vegetal Aplicada)
    (2015) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Lahoz Beltrá, Rafael; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pintos López, Beatriz; Puelles Gallo, María; Saco Sierra, M. Dolores
    PROYECTA se plantea como Proyecto de Innovación y Mejora de la Calidad Docente, dentro del programa de apoyo a grupos innovadores, para consolidar y mejorar acciones en el ámbito del Máster Universitario en Biología Vegetal Aplicada y para crear contenidos y desarrollar iniciativas que favorecen y potencian el emprendimiento y la inserción laboral de los estudiantes. PROYECTA se consolida y continua su curso desarrollando sus objetivos en el ámbito de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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    Gastronomic botany and molecular gastronomy
    (International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2011) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Pintos López, Beatriz; Saco Sierra, M. Dolores; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pérez-Alonso, María José; Puelles Gallo, María; Palá Paúl, Jesús; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Llamas Ramos, José Eugenio
    Complutense University of Madrid through the "Vicerrectorado de Calidad" develops projects to innovate and improve teaching quality. Among these projects is "Gastronomic Botany and Molecular Gastronomy" which aims to develop new materials and tools for the Virtual Campus and consequently offer new possibilities for teaching and training. Also this project organize and structure a new teaching matter for post-graduate education that will be an example of approach, relationship and cooperation between university and industry in the context of post-graduate learning and life-long learning. The project focuses on the idea that for most people, plants, algae and fungi are a group of organisms for which there are very different perceptions associated with different interests that make up what may be called areas of specialization in Plant Biology. The "plant world" extends their knowledge to different fields, including horticulture, food science, food, medicine, nutrition, natural products, drug industry or economic and social areas. There are three aspects around which is organized a body of knowledge related to gastronomy and "plant world": 1) Gastronomic Botany: use of plants, algae and fungi in food, 2) Nutrition and Health: Bioactive principles of functional foods, nutrigenomics 3) Economic Botany: social, economic and health aspects related to the plant products market. Gastronomy is a cultural object changing over time depending mainly on several factors: 1) raw material for food, 2) knowledge about the properties of some of these substances, 3) methods and techniques for the use of these materials. On the other hand, in recent years has been expanding and using the term "molecular gastronomy" to refer changes in processing food. Also all these aspects are related to two important questions: food safety and advances in functional foods and nutrigenomics.
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    UCM-MACB 2.0: A Complutense University Virtual Herbarium Project
    (International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2011) Ávalos García, Adolfo; Barrera Martínez, Ildefonso; Gabriel y Galán Moris, José María; Gallardo García, Tomás; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Hernández, José María; Lahoz Beltrá, Rafael; López González-Nieto, Pilar; Marcos Samaniego, Nieves; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; García Moreno, Ana; Oliván Martínez, Gisela; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Pintos López, Beatriz
    UCM-MACB 2.0 is the name of a project leaded by a multidisciplinary team composed by university professors, students and collaborators as well as national and foreign visiting professors and researchers under the European Area of Higher Education. This is an e-learning project oriented to training and teaching being available to the general public, students and professionals from different areas on the basis of the plant biology, plant popular uses and their applications. At present, the initial steps of the project have received the financial support of Vicerrectorado de Calidad y Desarrollo, Complutense University of Madrid (PIMCD 3/2010). The target of the project is the developing and configuration of a computer system implementing a virtual herbarium based on plant species from the MACB herbarium (Faculty of Biology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain). The system also will includes a web page and an IT application (as a client-servant application) to transfer herbarium information to the potential interested community. MACB herbarium sheets will be associated with a set of databases containing the following information: taxonomic information, geographic distribution, specimen photographs, links to external online resources such as educational, scientific and other databases containing freely available molecular data (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), for instance, GenBank or GenomeNet, PDB , InterPro, Enzyme, Prosite, Pir, TrEMBL, EMBL-Bank, Swiss-prot or NCBI taxonomic data as Taxonomy Browser, GBIF, Species 2000, or Tree of Life, etc. It is important to note that auxiliary information (geographical, ecophysiological, genomics, etc) is one of the main distinguishing features of UCM-MACB 2.0. Furthermore, plant images are enriched with information in multimedia format (MP3 voice) to make available UCM-MACB 2.0 to visually impaired users. In this sense, we plan to cooperate with the Office for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities at the Complutense University of Madrid. Thus, one of the main contributions of this project is that we extend the classical idea of herbarium enriching the usual botanical information with multimedia elements, opening the definition of ‘herbarium sheet’ to new educational and scientific possibilities.
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    EstuPlan: Methodology for the development of creativity in the resolution of scientific and social problems
    (Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, 2019-06-28) Astudillo Calderón, Sergio; de Diez de la Torre, Laura; García Companys, Marina; Ortega Pérez, Nora; Rodriguez Martínez, Victor; Awad Alzahrani, Sabah; Alonso Valenzuela, Raquel; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Esteban Carrasco, Alberto; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Pintos López, Beatriz; Solís González, M. Teresa; Torres Muñoz, Margarita
    Creative thinking is necessary to generate novel ideas and solve problems."EstuPlan" is a methodology in which knowledge and creativity converge for the resolution of scientific problems with social projection. It is a training programme that integrates teachers, laboratory technicians and PhD students, master and undergraduate students which form working groups for the development of projects. Projects have a broad and essential scope and projection in terms of environmental problems, sustainable use of natural resources, food, health, biotechnology or biomedicine. The results show the success of this significant learning methodology using tools to develop creativity in responding to scientific and social demand for problem-solving to transfer academic knowledge to different professional environments. Bioplastics, Second Life of Coffee, LimBio, Algae oils, Ecomers, Caring for the life of your crop and Hate to Deforestate are currently being developed.
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    Problem-Based learning and the use of new learningteaching methodology
    (International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2010) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Pintos López, Beatriz; Martín Calvarro, Luisa
    The introduction of new methodologies of teaching-learning in the Spanish University system is a revolution since it supposes to think in a new university, new methods, new role for the students and the faculty staff, material and personnel resources, really, a new University based on the quality of teaching, the learning and the continuous formation. The reform that supposes the European convergence has made in the recent years necessary to adapt the subjects to ECTS system for which the pilot groups and courses have been an extraordinarily valuable element, an indispensable work to reach the organization and the structure of the new Degree Studies and, on the other hand, to try the new methodologies of education and learning. Until now,, the knowledge transmission in the Spanish Universities has been based essentially on the mere exhibition of conceptual contents, having been the work of the student very limited to copy notes, to memorise data and concepts and to reproduce them in written examinations. The new concept of the university studies introduces new practices of quality in teaching that transfer the attention to the process of learning of the student who determine the activity of the teacher changing his role in the process. Therefore, the teacher becomes guide and support of a learning process that necessarily must motivate, foment the work and the self-training, all this related to the reasoning thought and to the professional reality. We understand that implementing the new educational methodology that grants an active paper to the student and a director role, as guide and adviser, to the teacher, implies the use of information and communication technologies that make Virtual Campus UCM an essential tool that it comprises inseparable of the methodology. In our educational work we granted some students works a new dimension in Virtual Campus UCM incorporating them to a web page and, on the other hand, we followed the line of active participation of the students and old students through the presentation of seminaries. Finally, we develope the learning-based problems using two types of cases: 1) cases presented by specialists to be analyzed by the students and used by the teacher as guide to reach objectives of knowledge, 2) cases presented/displayed to the students after its resolution applying principles and procedures.
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    New approach to gastronomy from bioeconomy and academic activity
    (2012) Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Pintos López, Beatriz; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena
    The Complutense University of Madrid offers, besides the official educational programs, others specialized courses which aim is to update the knowledge and develop personal and professional competitions. These programs answer to a social demand on providing formation with professional immediate projection establishing a direct relation between the academic activity and the social reality. In this context we develop our project "Science and art in gastronomy: gastronomic botany and molecular gastronomy" with the aim to establish and organize the exchange of knowledge and business in this area. In this way we are working to join the scientific knowledge to the health and the social well-being, without losing the current perspective from the bioeconomy which look forward the generation of wealth and work.