ERIC Number: EJ1138795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
The Chemistry Teaching Fellowship Program: Developing Curricula and Graduate Student Professionalism
Kim, Kris S.; Rackus, Darius G.; Mabury, Scott A.; Morra, Barbora; Dicks, Andrew P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n4 p439-444 Apr 2017
The Chemistry Teaching Fellowship Program (CTFP) is offered to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Toronto as an opportunity to undertake curriculum development and chemistry education research. Projects are run with faculty supervision and focus on designing new laboratory activities, lectures, tutorials, workshops, and assignments. Since its launch in 2002, many CTFP projects have been implemented in the departmental undergraduate curriculum, and several have been published in this "Journal." The structure and history of the CTFP and its impact on undergraduate education and graduate student professional development is discussed in this paper, with a selection of projects highlighted as case studies. The CTFP provides a successful model of curriculum renewal that can easily be incorporated into other chemistry departments.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Curriculum Development, Scientific Research, Student Projects, Professional Development, Case Studies, Science Course Improvement Projects, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)