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Tekane, Rethabile; Pilcher, Lynne A.; Potgieter, Marietjie – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Although the implementation of blended learning in organic chemistry is rapidly growing, thus far, there are few studies published on the evaluation of supplemental types of blend in organic chemistry. This report covers a phenomenographic study that was designed to evaluate a supplemental type of blended learning approach implemented in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Gkitzia, Vasiliki; Salta, Katerina; Tzougraki, Chryssa – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Meaningful understanding of chemistry, among others, includes the ability of an individual to think simultaneously at macroscopic, submicroscopic and symbolic levels, and this presupposes the competence to translate between different types of chemical representations. In this study, we investigated 11th grade Greek students' and 3rd year…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Grade 11, Secondary School Science
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Wright, Lyniesha Chanell; Oliver-Hoyo, Maria Theresa – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
The mental models students have after engaging in an activity designed to teach infrared (IR) spectroscopy without reliance on IR absorption tables, were characterized. Qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews, through open coding, allowed the classification of the mental models as Molecules as Dynamic (MAD), Bonds as Dynamic (BAD),…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Schemata (Cognition), Molecular Structure
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Dunlop, Lynda; Hodgson, Annie; Stubbs, Joshua Edward – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Much attention is given to student satisfaction in higher education, driven in the UK by accountability mechanisms such as the National Student Survey (NSS) and the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). However satisfaction is both limited and limiting, depending on students' expectations and often associated with the avoidance of difficulty and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Science Education, Chemistry, Philosophy
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Hosbein, Kathryn N.; Barbera, Jack – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Identity has been theorized to aid in student persistence within STEM disciplines. In this study, science and chemistry identity were defined as being recognized as a science or chemistry person within the classroom. To generalize the effects that identity has on student persistence, a measurable construct must be defined, operationalized, and…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Sciences, Chemistry, Academic Persistence
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Danczak, Stephen M.; Thompson, Christopher D.; Overton, Tina L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
The importance of developing and assessing student critical thinking at university can be seen through its inclusion as a graduate attribute for universities and from research highlighting the value employers, educators and students place on demonstrating critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills are seldom explicitly assessed at…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Tests, Test Construction
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Smith, K. Christopher; Alonso, Valeria – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
In this study a survey was developed to investigate students' engagement during general chemistry laboratory sessions. Aspects of engagement surveyed included cognitive, behavioral, and emotional engagement, and the survey items were focused on activities during the pre-laboratory introduction, laboratory procedures, and data collection.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Nennig, Hannah T.; Idárraga, Katrina L.; Salzer, Luke D.; Bleske-Rechek, April; Theisen, Roslyn M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Despite recent interest in online learning, systematic comparisons of online learning environments with traditional classroom environments are limited, particularly in the sciences. Here, we report on a systematic comparison of an online and face-to-face classroom for a sophomore-level, lecture-only introductory inorganic chemistry course that is…
Descriptors: Inorganic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
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Ralph, Vanessa R.; Lewis, Scott E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
The methodological limitations education researchers face in the evaluation of reformed instruction have led to debates as to the evidence advancing evidence-based practices. To conduct more effective research, methodological pluralism in the evaluation of educational reforms can be used to complement the strengths and limitations of a corpus of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Watson, Sandy White; Dubrovskiy, Anton V.; Peters, Michelle L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
The purpose of this quasi-experimental non-equivalent pretest posttest control group research was to determine whether or not the use of a collaborative pH computer simulation has an impact on the knowledge, confidence, and conceptual understanding of fundamental pH concepts for undergraduate Chemistry II students. A purposeful sample of 59…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Carle, Myriam S.; Visser, Rebecca; Flynn, Alison B. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
We developed an online learning module called ''Organic Mechanisms: Mastering the Arrows'' to help students learn part of organic chemistry's language--the electron-pushing formalism. The module guides students to learn and practice the electron-pushing formalism using a combination of interactive videos, questions with instant feedback, and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Open Educational Resources, Pretests Posttests
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Beck, Jordan P.; Muniz, Marc N.; Crickmore, Cassidy; Sizemore, Logan – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Models that are used to predict and explain phenomena related to molecular vibration and rotation are ubiquitous in physical chemistry, and are of importance in many related fields. Yet, little work has been done to characterize student use and application of these models. We describe the results of a multi-year, multi-institutional qualitative…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Models, Science Instruction, Prediction
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Avargil, Shirly; Kohen, Zehavit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
In many countries, the choice of a STEM career, especially in chemistry, is decreasing. A shortage of appropriately skilled workers can become a threat to any country's future achievements. Our research strives to understand behavioral trends and career choice factors related to personal and environmental themes. Building on the foundations of the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Chemistry, Majors (Students), Career Choice
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Flaherty, A. A. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Organic Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything (OCLUE) is an undergraduate lecture-based organic chemistry course that has been transformed in line with the vision for science education set out by the 'Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas' (National Research Council, 2012). OCLUE is designed…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Science Education
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Rodriguez, Jon-Marc G.; Stricker, Avery R.; Becker, Nicole M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Explanations of phenomena in chemistry are grounded in discussions of particulate-level behavior, but there are limitations to focusing on single particles, or as an extension, viewing a group of particles as displaying uniform behavior. More sophisticated models of physical processes evoke considerations related to the dynamic nature of bulk…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Students, College Science
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