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Shattuck, James C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Organic chemistry is very challenging to many students pursuing science careers. Flipping the classroom presents an opportunity to significantly improve student success by increasing active learning, which research shows is highly beneficial to student learning. However, flipping an entire course may seem too daunting or an instructor may simply…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Control Groups
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Pence, Laura E.; Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Group construction of wikis in an environmental chemistry course provided an effective framework for students to develop and to manage collaborative communities, characterized by interactive projects designed to deepen learning. A sequence of assignments facilitated improvement of the students' wiki construction and editing skills and these…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Environmental Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Communities of Practice
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Miecznikowski, John R.; Guberman-Pfeffer, Matthew J.; Butrick, Elizabeth E.; Colangelo, Julie A.; Donaruma, Cristine E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
In this article, the strategies and techniques used to successfully teach advanced inorganic chemistry, in the lecture and laboratory, to a legally blind student are described. At Fairfield University, these separate courses, which have a physical chemistry corequisite or a prerequisite, are taught for junior and senior chemistry and biochemistry…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inorganic Chemistry, Blindness, College Science