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ERIC Number: EJ863156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Teaching Research: A Curriculum Model that Works
Carpenter, Nancy E.; Pappenfus, Ted M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n8 p940-945 Aug 2009
An interdisciplinary, two-credit, one-semester laboratory course required of second-year chemistry and biochemistry majors at a small, rural, undergraduate liberal arts institution is described. During the first half of the course students are provided instruction in chemical information resources, scientific communication, advanced techniques, instrumentation, and computational methods in preparation for authentic scholarly research with a faculty mentor in the second half of the course. Research is then carried out in small groups over the course of seven weeks and results are presented in both oral and written form. Anecdotal and quantitative data demonstrating the course's success over its eight-year duration are presented. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, 2 lists, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A