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ERIC Number: EJ910900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1756-1108
Evaluation of a Chemistry Curriculum Intervention Using the Perry Model of Intellectual Development
El-Farargy, Nancy
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v11 n2 p98-106 2010
A group of National Certificate (NC) Health Care students participated in an applications-based chemistry curriculum intervention. In a previous study, results have indicated that learning chemistry through applications helped to improve the perceived relevance and attitudes towards learning the subject. This paper builds on this earlier work and evaluates the intervention with respect to the Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development. A Perry Developmental Questionnaire was designed and distributed to the same participating students, and explored four main themes: students' perceptions of scientific knowledge, the role of the lecturer, their own role in learning, and the role of assessment. Overall, the results indicated that scientific knowledge was viewed tentatively and that students were highly social in their learning. The lecturer was perceived as a facilitator of learning and assessment was viewed dualistically. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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