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What are we going to do about a problem like polymer chemistry? Develop new methods of delivery to improve understanding of a demanding interdisciplinary topic

Cavalli, Gabriel, Hamerton, Ian and Lygo-Baker, Simon (2015) What are we going to do about a problem like polymer chemistry? Develop new methods of delivery to improve understanding of a demanding interdisciplinary topic Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 16 (2). pp. 293-301.

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Abstract

Following collaboration between two chemistry lecturers and an academic developer an attempt was made to enhance the learning of students within a chemistry module through the adaptation of the delivery of content material. This paper reports a piece of practitioner led research which considered how effective the approach developed was upon the level of student understanding and the process through which this occurred. The module delivery was altered from an emphasis on the transmission of knowledge through a traditional lecture format, to rotating small group problem based sessions and the use of concept maps. Student feedback and higher grades achieved appear to demonstrate it was effective.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Department of Higher Education
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Cavalli, GabrielG.Cavalli@surrey.ac.uk
Hamerton, IanI.Hamerton@surrey.ac.uk
Lygo-Baker, SimonS.Lygo-Baker@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 4 February 2015
Identification Number : 10.1039/C4RP00203B
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 15 Dec 2017 14:33
Last Modified : 19 Jun 2018 06:14
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845428

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