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ERIC Number: EJ1043205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Cooperative and Inquiry-Based Learning Utilizing Art-Related Topics: Teaching Chemistry to Community College Nonscience Majors
Hemraj-Benny, Tirandai; Beckford, Ian
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n10 p1618-1622 Oct 2014
It is an established fact that in the United States there is a great need to improve the scientific literacy of undergraduate students, especially those who are nonscience majors. Data presented herein suggest that using simple art concepts can assist nonscience majors in better appreciating scientific facts related to chemistry. However, it is essential to engage these students in cooperative, active, and inquiry-based learning in order to further strengthen their scientific literacy and improve their self-confidence in learning scientific facts and, thus, diminish their fear of taking other science classes over the course of their college careers. The teaching method students most engaged with is a combination of instructor-based lectures and hands-on experiments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A