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ERIC Number: EJ1108064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Understanding the Impact of a General Chemistry Course on Students' Transition to Organic Chemistry
Collins-Webb, Alexandra; Jeffery, Kathleen A.; Sweeder, Ryan D.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v17 n2 p26-33 Apr-Jun 2016
The move from general chemistry to organic chemistry can be a challenge for students as it often involves a transition from quantitatively-oriented to mechanistically-oriented thinking. This study found that the design of the general chemistry course can change the student experience of this transition as assessed by a reflective survey. The general chemistry course design can also increase student confidence during the transition to organic chemistry course and simultaneously help students understand the commonalities that exist between the content of the two courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1022754