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ERIC Number: EJ823766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Student Learning and Evaluation in Analytical Chemistry Using a Problem-Oriented Approach and Portfolio Assessment
Boyce, Mary C.; Singh, Kuki
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n12 p1633-1637 Dec 2008
This paper describes a student-focused activity that promotes effective learning in analytical chemistry. Providing an environment where students were responsible for their own learning allowed them to participate at all levels from designing the problem to be addressed, planning the laboratory work to support their learning, to providing evidence of their learning in the form of a portfolio. The area of chemistry studied was chromatography--specifically gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography and their application to the analysis of amino acids. Students were highly committed and as third-year, final-semester students they could see the relevance of such an approach. (Contains 2 notes, 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia