The Application of the SATL in Biochemistry

  • Suzana B. GolemiEmail author


This chapter presents method of explaining the module “Metabolism of organic substances” in the subject of biochemistry through systemic diagram drawing and explaining. Biochemistry is a multidisciplinary science and, as such, a difficult subject to learn. Teachers should use various methods to assist students to study this subject. This science module focuses on the study of the structure and the dynamics of the significant cell components and the metabolism of substances; it concludes with protein synthesis. Students should not only study the structure and the function of the cell components, but also understand the relationship between concepts in a wider context and the development of cognitive concepts.


Systemic Method Citric Acid Cycle Food Diet Produce Amino Acid Systemic Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Natural SciencesUniversity of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”ShkodërAlbania

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