ERIC Number: ED115277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Self-Paced Approach to the Organic Chemistry Laboratory.
Krubsack, Arnold J.
As part of an experiment, a three quarter sequence in organic chemistry was designed to be accompanied by laboratory experiments that reinforce the lecture material and encourage independent investigation by minimizing cookbook-style procedures. By having laboratory techniques explained in detail on video casettes, students were exposed to uniform instruction; they proceeded at their own pace, and they were encouraged to use an inquiry mode of investigation. An evaluation of the experiment based on a sample of students' written comments revealed that students overcame their initial resentment toward the extra time required in the laboratory, and they grew to appreciate the independence and dexterity they acquired by designing and performing their own experiments. An outline of the curriculum is included. (EMH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Curriculum, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Television, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Procedures, Laboratory Techniques, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Video Equipment, Videotape Cassettes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society (Chicago, Illinois, August 1975)