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ERIC Number: EJ921263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using Low-Tech Interactions in the Chemistry Classroom to Engage Students in Active Learning
Shaver, Michael P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n12 p1320-1323 Dec 2010
Two complementary techniques to gauge student understanding and inspire interactive learning in the chemistry classroom are presented. Specifically, this article explores the use of student responses with their thumbs as an alternative to electronic-response systems and complementing these experiences with longer, task-based questions in an activity called "cue-card gambling". Specific examples are provided of the application of these techniques to a second-year inorganic chemistry course focusing on coordination chemistry; however, these general tools can be readily applied to any area of chemistry and science education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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