New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 7

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Patricia Morales Bueno

Institution: Department of Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú PUCP

Address: Av. Universitaria 1801 San Miguel

Postal Code: Lima 32

Country: Peru

Patricia Morales Bueno is Principal Professor at Department of Science of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú PUCP. She is Director of the Chemistry Master Degree Program and Coordinator of the research group “Grupo de Investigación y Desarrollo de Estrategias para la Enseñanza de la Química (GIDEEQ)” at PUCP. Patricia received her Ph.D. degree in Sciences of Education in 2008 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (1983) and her Master’ degree in Organic Chemistry (1992) from PUCP.

During the last 15 years Patricia’s research interest includes pedagogic innovation in higher education and development of cognitive skills and higher-order thinking. Her work has been presented at various international academic contexts. Likewise, publications in journals such as The Chemical Educator (USA), Educación y Educadores (Colombia), Anuario Latinoamericano de Educación Química (Argentina), Revista Theoria (Chile), Revista Docencia Universitaria REDU (Spain), Journal of Technology and Science Education JOTSE (Spain), among others, as well as chapters of books in international publications, have been recognized by national and international context.
Patricia worked in the project “Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Peruvian Higher Education” in cooperation with the University of Delaware from 2002-2004. She was in charge of developing and accessing PBL workshops offered to the faculty of universities of Peru and Latin America. Her experience in this matter has been reported in numerous international events in Cuba, Mexico, Chile, USA and Peru.

Patricia has conducted workshops and presented papers related to the implementation of the methodology of Problem Based (PBL) in national and international events. Likewise, she has participated as external expert in several projects of the program “Quality Improvement in Higher Education (MECESUP) in Chile.

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