ERIC Number: EJ1090614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
A First-Year Chemistry Undergraduate "Course Community" at a Large, Research-Intensive University
De La Franier, Brian J.; Diep, Jenny; Menzies, Perry J. C.; Morra, Barbora; Koroluk, Katherine J.; Dicks, Andrew P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n2 p256-261 Feb 2016
This article describes the integration of a cocurricular "Community" into a first-year undergraduate chemistry course at the University of Toronto. The Community has been in existence since 2006, with over 700 students being involved. Its broad objectives have been three-fold: to inform course members about departmental resources and their significance, to teach skills and provide tips away from formal class content, and to promote the importance of undergraduate research/highlight available opportunities. The Community has received very positive feedback over a number of years and has resulted in a large increase in the number of students enrolling in second- and fourth-year undergraduate science research courses.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses, Student Surveys, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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