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ERIC Number: EJ1062165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Promoting Chemistry Learning through Undergraduate Work Experience in the Chemistry Lab: A Practical Approach
Yu, Hong-Bin
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n3 p433-438 Mar 2015
Hiring undergraduate lab assistants in chemistry departments is common in college. However, few studies have focused on promoting undergraduate chemistry learning and thinking skills through this work experience in chemistry teaching laboratories. This article discusses the strategy we implemented in the lab assistant program. The student-centered, inquiry-based work experience provided a unique learning environment for undergraduate students. A routine lab assistant job can be transformed into a unique chemistry learning experience. The development of critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and working skills from this job experience promotes undergraduate learning and shapes students' future study.
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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: New York