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Blackburn, Richard A. R.; Villa-Marcos, Barbara; Williams, Dylan P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A series of laboratory themed simulations developed by Learning Science Ltd. were integrated into a first year laboratory module at the University of Leicester. These simulations allow students to attempt the experiments they will do in the laboratory in a risk-free way that provides the opportunity to make mistakes and learn how to correct them…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Richard A. R. Blackburn, – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Students were asked to each create an infographic on the basis of one of their host department's research articles as a new exercise within the "science communication" training program of the University of Leicester's undergraduate chemistry degree. The use of local articles helped to connect students to the research of their lecturers,…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Masania, Jinit; Grootveld, Martin; Wilson, Philippe B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Analytical chemistry has often been a difficult subject to teach in a classroom or lecture-based context. Numerous strategies for overcoming the inherently practical-based difficulties have been suggested, each with differing pedagogical theories. Here, we present a combined approach to tackling the problem of teaching analytical chemistry, with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Education