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ERIC Number: EJ1108410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Development of an Advanced Training Course for Teachers and Researchers in Chemistry
Dragisich, Vera; Keller, Valerie; Black, Rebecca; Heaps, Charles W.; Kamm, Judith M.; Olechnowicz, Frank; Raybin, Jonathan; Rombola, Michael; Zhao, Meishan
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n7 p1211-1216 Jul 2016
Based on our long-standing Intensive Training Program for Effective Teaching Assistants in Chemistry, we have developed an Advanced Training Course for Teachers and Researchers in Chemistry at The University of Chicago. The topics in this course are designed to train graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to become effective teachers and well-rounded PhD candidates. The goals of the course are to build ethics, critical thinking, and a positive self-image as a teacher through the use of a variety of pedagogical tools. Concurrently, the GTAs are transitioned into independent researchers with the skills to prepare written reports and oral presentations. The goals of this course were achieved based on the results of participant feedback. The experience gained and issues identified from the course may be used to guide future training courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
Grant or Contract Numbers: P200A120093