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ERIC Number: EJ1032403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using Audience Response Systems during Interactive Lectures to Promote Active Learning and Conceptual Understanding of Stoichiometry
Cotes, Sandra; Cotuá, José
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n5 p673-677 May 2014
This article describes a method of instruction using an active learning strategy for teaching stoichiometry through a process of gradual knowledge building. Students identify their misconceptions and progress through a sequence of questions based on the same chemical equation. An infrared device and software registered as the TurningPoint Audience Response System, which can be integrated into Microsoft PowerPoint, is used to instantly retrieve students' answers and provide them with appropriate feedback. The usefulness of breaking down topics in a consistent way and, in particular, emphasizing the subjective interpretation of connectivity and mass relationships in chemistry was evident. Most students felt that the use of the immediate response system combined with cooperative social interactions was positive and contributed to their understanding of the topic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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