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Popejoy, Kate; Asala, Kathryn S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
High failure rates in introductory large lecture chemistry courses for STEM majors have been of concern for years. Through our weekly Team Approach to Successful Learning (TASL) workshops, students learn and apply problem-solving strategies, coached by specially trained peer learning coaches (LCs). These coaches concurrently enroll in Chemistry…
Descriptors: Teamwork, STEM Education, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Schwartz, Susan K.; Kowalski, Eileen M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
The authors incorporated chemistry into information technology (IT) programming assignments and IT problem solving into chemistry. At-risk students, performing well below control groups of their peers in both courses, achieved end-of-term chemistry exam results and IT final project results that were statistically indistinguishable (p varies) from…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Information Technology, Control Groups, Chemistry
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Del Federico, Eleonora; Diver, Steven; Konaklieva, Monika; Ludescher, Richard – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2002
Presents a story on an investigation of the painter of an artwork (who is suspected to be Cezanne) that uses UV spectroscopy, IR spectrum, X-ray fluorescence, and luminescence images. Leaves the story open-ended as to whether the painting is authentic. Includes teaching notes and suggestions for classroom management. (YDS)
Descriptors: Art, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Chemistry, Classroom Techniques
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Van Lanen, Robert J.; Lockie, Nancy M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1997
Describes the use of supplemental instruction in an introductory chemistry course designed for freshman nursing students and explores its impact on student performance and response to the program. Results indicate a positive impact of supplemental instruction and its popularity with students. Contains 22 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Educational Strategies, Higher Education