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ERIC Number: EJ920470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using Chemistry as a Medium for Energy Education: Suggestions for Content and Pedagogy in a Nonmajors Course
Shane, Joseph W.; Bennett, Steven D.; Hirschl-Mike, Rhonda
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n11 p1166-1170 Nov 2010
This article describes a university chemistry course for nonscience majors that provides a comprehensive understanding of energy by coupling traditional chemical concepts and scientific technologies with appropriate economic, political, and legal mechanisms for monitoring and regulating energy both domestically and internationally. The scientific content of the course is taught in a lecture-style format and students are required to demonstrate proficiency on quizzes and exams. Two additional assessments are used to measure students' ability to apply relevant chemical concepts to a specific energy-related topic: class presentations and newspaper-style articles written for and reviewed by laypersons. Sample course materials, supplementary tables of assessment criteria, and student data from a recent class are provided in the online supporting information. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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