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ERIC Number: EJ1016918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using a Systematic Approach to Develop a Chemistry Course Introducing Students to Instrumental Analysis
Shen, Hao-Yu; Shen, Bo; Hardacre, Christopher
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n6 p726-730 Jun 2013
A systematic approach to develop the teaching of instrumental analytical chemistry is discussed, as well as a conceptual framework for organizing and executing lectures and a laboratory course. Three main components are used in this course: theoretical knowledge developed in the classroom, simulations via a virtual laboratory, and practical training via experimentation. Problem-based learning and cooperative-learning methods are applied in both the classroom and laboratory aspects of the course. In addition, some reflections and best practices are presented on how to encourage students to learn actively. Overall, a student-centered environment is proposed that aims to cultivate students' practical abilities and individual talents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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