ERIC Number: EJ1218930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
The Evaluation of a Hybrid, General Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum: Impact on Students' Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor Learning
Enneking, Kory M.; Breitenstein, Graham R.; Coleman, Amelia F.; Reeves, James H.; Wang, Yishi; Grove, Nathaniel P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v96 n6 p1058-1067 Jun 2019
The laboratory has occupied an important place in the general chemistry curriculum for well over a century, despite the fact that many have voiced concern about its value and utility. In an effort to potentially increase capacity in our general chemistry courses, we developed and implemented a hybrid laboratory curriculum that consisted of alternating face-to-face and virtual laboratory experiments. This study sought to better understand the impact that this hybrid approach had on students' cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning. The results suggest that students taught using the hybrid approach developed similar cognitive and psychomotor skills in comparison to students taught using a traditional laboratory curriculum; however, their affective outlook toward chemistry was significantly lower.
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Science Experiments, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Conventional Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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