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ERIC Number: EJ1050760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Bringing in the Bard: Shakespearean Plays as Context for Instrumental Analysis Projects
Kloepper, Kathryn D.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n1 p79-85 Jan 2015
Scenes from the works of William Shakespeare were incorporated into individual and group projects for an upper-level chemistry class, instrumental analysis. Students read excerpts from different plays and then viewed a corresponding video clip from a stage or movie production. Guided-research assignments were developed based on these scenes. These projects required students to make significant use of primary scientific literature to address open-ended research questions inspired by Shakespearean plays. Projects were scaffolded with in-class activities to guide and encourage student progress. Class performance, student perceptions, and learning outcomes will be discussed, and a student perspective is included. Recommendations for the incorporation of Shakespeare into other chemistry courses are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia