ERIC Number: ED024614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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A Survey of the Teaching Practices and Materials Used in Introductory College Chemistry. Final Report.
Surveyed were current objectives, teaching methods and teaching materials used in introductory college chemistry. Six general objectives were identified: (1) to develop the ability to do critical thinking, (2) to make the students familiar with the facts, principles, and concepts of chemistry, (3) to help the students understand the nature of matter and its transformation, (4) to develop the ability to handle quantitative problems, (5) to develop intellectual honesty rather than foster the search for the "right" answer, and (6) to teach students to be precise in observation and expression. Data obtained indicated (1) the nature of the first year course is not clearly defined, (2) the introductory courses are in the midst of considerable revision, (3) modern teaching aids and materials recommended by the Advisory Council on College Chemistry are not being used, (4) some emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary cooperation, and (5) professional educators seem unclear about objectives and outcomes of introductory college chemistry courses. (GR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southern State Coll., Magnolia, AR.