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ERIC Number: ED555278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 68
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: 978-0-309-29586-4
Undergraduate Chemistry Education: A Workshop Summary
Sawyer, Keegan; Alper, Joe
National Academies Press
"Undergraduate Chemistry Education" is the summary of a workshop convened in May 2013 by the Chemical Science Roundtable of the National Research Council to explore the current state of undergraduate chemistry education. Research and innovation in undergraduate chemistry education has been done for many years, and one goal of this workshop was to assist in the transfer of lessons learned from the education research community to faculty members whose expertise lies in the field of chemistry rather than in education. Through formal presentations and panel discussions, participants from academia, industry, and funding organizations explored drivers of change in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education; innovations in chemistry education; and challenges and opportunities in chemistry education reform. "Undergraduate Chemistry Education" discusses large-scale innovations that are transferable, widely applicable, and/or proven successful, with specific consideration of drivers and metrics of change, barriers to implementation of changes, and examples of innovation in the classroom. Appended are: (1) Statement of Task; (2) Workshop Agenda; (3) Biographical Information; and (4) Workshop Attendees. [The content of this document was prepared by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable; Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Energy; National Institutes of Health (DHHS); National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Research Council; National Academies, National Academy of Sciences
Grant or Contract Numbers: DE-FG02-07ER15872|HHSN263201200074I (Task Order 25)|CHE-1231459