Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching

Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching

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Intended for anyone who teaches chemistry, this book examines applications of learning theoriesa€”presenting actual techniques and practices that respected professors have used to implement and achieve their goals. Introduction: Chemistry and Chemical Education; Exploring the Impact of Teaching Styles on Student Learning in Both Traditional and Innovative Classes; Guided Inquiry and the Learning Cycle; Teaching to Achieve Conceptual Change; Transforming Lecture Halls with Cooperative Learning; Using Visualization Techniques in Chemistry Teaching; POGIL: Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning; Peer-Led Team Learning: Scientific Learning and Discovery; Peer-Led Team Learning: Organic Chemistry; Practical Issues on the Development, Implementation, and Assessment of a Fully Integrated Laboratory-Lecture Teaching Environment; Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain (MORE) Thinking Frame Instruction: Promoting Reflective Laboratory Experiences to Improve Understanding of Chemistry; Technology Based Inquiry Oriented Activities for Large Lecture Environments; Using Visualization Technology and Group Activities in Large Chemistry Courses; Computer Animations of Chemical Processes at the Molecular Level; Symbolic Mathematics in the Chemistry Curriculum: Facilitating the Understanding of Mathematical Models used in Chemistry; Chemistry Is in the News: They Why and Wherefore of Integrating Popular News Media into the Chemistry Classroom; Chemistry at a Science Museum; The Journal of Chemical Education Digital Library: Enhancing Learning with Online Resources. A useful reference for chemistry educators.A series of 20 such reports (9 in General Chemistry) were reported from the original PLTL team and early adapters (Gafney, 2005 ... Comparisons were based on identical course exams and on a final exam from the ACS Examinations Institute.

Title:Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching
Author:Norbert J. Pienta, Melanie M. Cooper, Thomas J. Greenbowe
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2008-09-01


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