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ERIC Number: EJ1013531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Green Goggles: Designing and Teaching a General Chemistry Course to Nonmajors Using a Green Chemistry Approach
Prescott, Sarah
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n4 p423-428 Apr 2013
A novel course using green chemistry as the context to teach general chemistry fundamentals was designed, implemented and is described here. The course design included an active learning approach, with major course graded components including a weekly blog entry, exams, and a semester project that was disseminated by wiki and a public symposium. Results include self-reports of gains in knowledge of both general and green chemistry concepts as well as how they are related, and that the project and wiki participation contributed most to their learning gains in the course. Other qualitative results include attitudinal changes and increase in critical thinking skills. Course improvements for future offerings are also reported. (Contains 2 tables.)
Division of Chemical Education, Inc and ACS Publications Division of the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-227-5558; Tel: 202-872-4600; e-mail: eic@jce.acs.org; Web site: http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire