ERIC Number: EJ910904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Internationalisation of the Chemistry Curriculum: Two Problem-Based Learning Activities for Undergraduate Chemists
Overton, Tina L.; Bradley, John S.
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v11 n2 p124-128 2010
In this paper we describe the development and evaluation of two activities for delivery in first year B.Sc. and M.Chem. degree courses, in which we introduced an international context representing either a linguistic or a cultural modification to the previously developed case studies. The case studies focus on an industrial and an environmental scenario. The industrial scenario was recast within a site based in India, whilst the environmental scenario introduced material in several European languages. Evaluation of student attitudes before and after the engagement with the activities suggest that their attitudes towards working in a non-UK environment and towards language learning had become more positive.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Problem Based Learning, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Science Activities, Questionnaires, Evaluation Methods, Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; India; United Kingdom