ERIC Number: EJ1100282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Design of a Dynamic Undergraduate Green Chemistry Course
Kennedy, Sarah A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n4 p645-649 Apr 2016
The green chemistry course taught at Westminster College (PA) incorporates nontraditional teaching techniques and texts to educate future chemists about the importance of using green chemistry principles. The course is designed to introduce green chemistry concepts and demonstrate their inherent necessity by discussing historical missteps by the chemical industry, and future design possibilities. Students learn to apply green chemistry principles through case studies and journal article activities, while connecting all of these resources and experiences with concept maps. The final course project requires students to create their own green chemistry educational materials. This nontraditional approach to teaching chemistry provides an opportunity for students to learn in dynamic ways and to be creative in their contributions to green chemistry.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Nontraditional Education, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Case Studies, Journal Articles, Science Activities, Concept Mapping, Science Projects, Student Developed Materials, Science Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania