Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching

Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching

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Intended for anyone who teaches chemistry, this book examines applications of learning theoriesa€”presenting actual techniques and practices that respected professors have used to implement and achieve their goals. Introduction: Chemistry and Chemical Education; Exploring the Impact of Teaching Styles on Student Learning in Both Traditional and Innovative Classes; Guided Inquiry and the Learning Cycle; Teaching to Achieve Conceptual Change; Transforming Lecture Halls with Cooperative Learning; Using Visualization Techniques in Chemistry Teaching; POGIL: Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning; Peer-Led Team Learning: Scientific Learning and Discovery; Peer-Led Team Learning: Organic Chemistry; Practical Issues on the Development, Implementation, and Assessment of a Fully Integrated Laboratory-Lecture Teaching Environment; Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain (MORE) Thinking Frame Instruction: Promoting Reflective Laboratory Experiences to Improve Understanding of Chemistry; Technology Based Inquiry Oriented Activities for Large Lecture Environments; Using Visualization Technology and Group Activities in Large Chemistry Courses; Computer Animations of Chemical Processes at the Molecular Level; Symbolic Mathematics in the Chemistry Curriculum: Facilitating the Understanding of Mathematical Models used in Chemistry; Chemistry Is in the News: They Why and Wherefore of Integrating Popular News Media into the Chemistry Classroom; Chemistry at a Science Museum; The Journal of Chemical Education Digital Library: Enhancing Learning with Online Resources. A useful reference for chemistry educators.A series of 20 such reports (9 in General Chemistry) were reported from the original PLTL team and early adapters (Gafney, 2005, 2001). ... The Chem-2- Chem project, established independently of the PLTL project, at the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, has utilized an undergraduate ... Comparisons were based on identical course exams and on a final exam from the ACS Examinations Institute.

Title:Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching
Author:Norbert J. Pienta, Melanie M. Cooper, Thomas J. Greenbowe
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2008-09-01


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