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Wheeler, Lindsay B.; Maeng, Jennifer L.; Whitworth, Brooke A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The purpose of this investigation was to explore changes in undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants' (TAs') content knowledge and beliefs about teaching within the context of an inquiry-based laboratory course. TAs received professional development (PD), which was informed by the TA training literature base and was designed for TAs…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Level, Beliefs
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Provencher, Brian A.; Franco, Jimmy; Fernandez, Anthony L.; Theberge, Stephen; Zwickau, Brenda – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
Educators are constantly looking to improve their pedagogical strategies. This can range from teaching strategies for a specific topic to holistic curriculum changes. Recently, the approach that chemistry departments have chosen to deliver their introductory courses has garnished increasing attention from educators. Our department recently…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Sequential Approach, Organic Chemistry
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Sweeder, Ryan D.; Jeffery, Kathleen A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
This article describes the use of a comprehensive demonstration suitable for a high school or first-year undergraduate introductory chemistry class. The demonstration involves placing a burning candle in a container adjacent to a beaker containing a basic solution with indicator. After adding a lid, the candle will extinguish and the produced…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Demonstrations (Educational), Secondary School Science, College Science
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Holme, Thomas A.; Luxford, Cynthia J.; Brandriet, Alexandra – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Among the many possible goals that instructors have for students in general chemistry, the idea that they will better understand the conceptual underpinnings of the science is certainly important. Nonetheless, identifying with clarity what exemplifies student success at achieving this goal is hindered by the challenge of clearly articulating what…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Chemistry
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Shah, Lisa; Butler Basner, Elle; Ferraro, Kenneth; Sajan, Anna; Fatima, Adan; Rushton, Gregory T. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
A lack of preparedness for college-level coursework has been shown to negatively impact student success rates in STEM. Remedial instruction has been the most widespread approach to helping at-risk students attain college-level competencies; however, studies have shown that remediation has had null or negative impacts on degree completion for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, College Science, Science Education
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Lewis, Scott E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The Achievement Goal Framework describes students' goal orientations as: task-based, focusing on the successful completion of the task; self-based, evaluating performance relative to one's own past performance; or other-based, evaluating performance relative to the performance of others. Goal orientations have been used to explain student success…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Chemistry, Models, Academic Achievement
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Winkelmann, Kurt; Baloga, Monica; Marcinkowski, Tom; Giannoulis, Christos; Anquandah, George; Cohen, Peter – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Research projects conducted by faculty in STEM departments served as the inspiration for a new curriculum of inquiry-based, multiweek laboratory modules in the general chemistry 1 course. The purpose of this curriculum redesign was to improve students' attitudes about chemistry as well as their self-efficacy and skills in performing inquiry…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Self Efficacy
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Ramachandran, Roshini; Sparck, Erin M.; Levis-Fitzgerald, Marc – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Numerous online resources provide a variety of content for a wide range of STEM topics; however, they tend to function as isolated tidbits that provide content-specific knowledge. Application-based science education videos address the overlooked issue of concept to application by implementing experimental components in their videos and fostering…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science, Undergraduate Study
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Irby, Stefan M.; Borda, Emily J.; Haupt, Justin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Here, we describe the implementation a hybrid general chemistry teaching laboratory curriculum that replaces a portion of a course's traditional "wet lab" experiences with online virtual lab modules. These modules intentionally utilize representations on all three levels of the chemistry triplet-macroscopic, submicroscopic, and symbolic.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Learning Modules
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Versprille, Ashley N.; Towns, Marcy H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
While much is known about secondary students' perspectives of climate change, rather less is known about undergraduate students' perspectives. The purpose of this study is to investigate general chemistry students' understanding of the chemistry underlying climate change. Findings that emerged from the analysis of the 24 interviews indicate that…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Climate, Environment
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MacArthur, James R.; Jones, Loretta – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Student interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations were used in an exploratory study of the nature of student interactions in a large (300+ students) general chemistry course taught with clickers. These data suggest that students are self-assembling their learning environment: choosing ways in which to interact with one another during…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Interviews, Focus Groups, Undergraduate Students
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Ryan, Michael D.; Reid, Scott A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Despite much recent interest in the flipped classroom, quantitative studies are slowly emerging, particularly in the sciences. We report a year-long parallel controlled study of the flipped classroom in a second-term general chemistry course. The flipped course was piloted in the off-semester course in Fall 2014, and the availability of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Blended Learning, Homework, Technology Uses in Education
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Alci, Bulent – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study aims to determine the predictive and explanatory model in terms of university students' academic performance in "General Chemistry" course and their motivational features. The participants were 169 university students in the 1st grade at university. Of the participants, 132 were female and 37 were male students. Regarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, College Science, College Students
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Carlisle, Deborah; Tyson, Julian; Nieswandt, Martina – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
The study of chemistry requires the understanding and use of spatial relationships, which can be challenging for many students. Prior research has shown that there is a need to develop students' spatial reasoning skills. To that end, this study implemented guided activities designed to strengthen students' spatial skills, with the aim of improving…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, College Science
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Miller, Diane M.; Chengelis Czegan, Demetra A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
This paper describes assignments that have been implemented in a General Chemistry I course to promote science literacy. This course was chosen in particular because it reaches a broad audience, which includes nonscience majors. The assignment series begins with several discussions and tasks to develop information literacy, in which students find…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts
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