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ERIC Number: EJ883562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1756-1108
Benchmarking Problems Used in Second Year Level Organic Chemistry Instruction
Raker, Jeffrey R.; Towns, Marcy H.
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v11 n1 p25-32 2010
Investigations of the problem types used in college-level general chemistry examinations have been reported in this Journal and were first reported in the "Journal of Chemical Education" in 1924. This study extends the findings from general chemistry to the problems of four college-level organic chemistry courses. Three problem typologies were used as lenses for evaluating the instructional problems. Results of this study include frequency of problem types and comparisons drawn between results in organic chemistry and those in general chemistry. Most notably, a higher percentage of conceptual problems were found in organic chemistry than reported for general chemistry. Implications for use of problem typologies in benchmarking curricular materials are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A