Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Trajectories of Chemistry Education Innovation and Reform

Volume

1145

Issue

5

First Page

65

Last Page

78

DOI

10.1021/bk-2013-1145.ch005

Abstract

This chapter considers efforts to enhance learning within the general chemisty course taken by pre-engineering students. Because this course is inherently offered as a service course, often for students in a different college from the Chemistry Department at a university, there are both constraints and opportunities related to the manner in which reform can be enacted. Efforts spanning roughly 15 years are described and an emphasis on the nature of problem-solving within the course emerges as a common theme. The issue of student motivation is also considered with pre-engineering students serving as a prototype of a type of student who doesn’t inherently see the value of learning chemistry.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1145. Copyright 2013 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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