ERIC Number: EJ1062363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Student Response to a Partial Inversion of an Organic Chemistry Course for Non-Chemistry Majors
Rein, Kathleen S.; Brookes, David T.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n5 p797-802 May 2015
We report the student response to a two-year transformation of a one-semester organic chemistry course for nonchemistry majors. The transformed course adopted a peer led team learning approach and incorporated case studies. Student attitudes toward the course transformation were assessed throughout the semester, and adjustments to the methods were made in response to student surveys. No change in student performance on exams was observed compared to a traditional lecture course. However, significant improvements in the end of course "Student Assessment of Instruction" were recorded.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Nonmajors, College Science, Student Attitudes, Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Attitude Change, Student Surveys, Science Achievement, Lecture Method, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Inquiry, Learner Controlled Instruction, Video Technology, Workshops, Statistical Analysis, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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