ERIC Number: EJ1031405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
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Alcohol Pharmacology Education Partnership: Using Chemistry and Biology Concepts to Educate High School Students about Alcohol
Godin, Elizabeth A.; Kwiek, Nicole; Sikes, Suzanne S.; Halpin, Myra J.; Weinbaum, Carolyn A.; Burgette, Lane F.; Reiter, Jerome P.; Schwartz-Bloom, Rochelle D.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n2 p165-172 Feb 2014
We developed the Alcohol Pharmacology Education Partnership (APEP), a set of modules designed to integrate a topic of interest (alcohol) with concepts in chemistry and biology for high school students. Chemistry and biology teachers (n = 156) were recruited nationally to field-test APEP in a controlled study. Teachers obtained professional development either at a conference-based workshop (NSTA or NCSTA) or via distance learning to learn how to incorporate the APEP modules into their teaching. They field-tested the modules in their classes during the following year. Teacher knowledge of chemistry and biology concepts increased significantly following professional development, and was maintained for at least a year. Their students (n = 14?014) demonstrated significantly higher scores when assessed for knowledge of both basic and advanced chemistry and biology concepts compared to students not using APEP modules in their classes the previous year. Higher scores were achieved as the number of modules used increased. These findings are consistent with our previous studies, demonstrating higher scores in chemistry and biology after students use modules that integrate topics interesting to them, such as drugs (the Pharmacology Education Partnership).
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Pharmacology, Partnerships in Education, Chemistry, Biology, Scientific Concepts, High School Students, Learning Modules, Integrated Curriculum, Student Centered Curriculum, Science Course Improvement Projects, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Development, Achievement Gains, Experimental Curriculum, Experimental Teaching, Pharmaceutical Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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