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ERIC Number: EJ1046233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Inverted Teaching: Applying a New Pedagogy to a University Organic Chemistry Class
Christiansen, Michael A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n11 p1845-1850 Nov 2014
Inverted teaching, not to be confused with hybrid learning, is a relatively new pedagogy in which lecture is shifted outside of class and traditional homework is done in class. Though some inverted teaching (IT) designs have been published in different fields, peer-reviewed reports in university chemistry remain quite rare. To that end, herein is disclosed a sophomore organic chemistry course design in which two groups of students were each taught by one of two methods: Group 1 through traditional lecture (TL) and Group 2 through IT. Design rationale and objectives are discussed. Academic performances are compared, along with anonymous student feedback contrasting the two techniques (TL vs IT). Student attendance and viewership, instructor prep time, and total lecture time are also presented for both styles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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