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Holme, Thomas; Bretz, Stacey Lowery; Cooper, Melanie; Lewis, Jennifer; Paek, Pamela; Pienta, Norbert; Stacy, Angelica; Stevens, Ron; Towns, Marcy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2010
The role of assessment in the chemistry classroom is ultimately tied to the nature of the assessments available for use. Because they provide data that can inform decisions about curricular changes, or new pedagogies, the incorporation of new assessment strategies can play an important role in how educational and curriculum reform is carried out.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Problems, Instructional Innovation, Chemistry
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Cooper, Melanie M.; Sandi-Urena, Santiago; Stevens, Ron – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2008
Metacognition is fundamental in achieving understanding of chemistry and developing of problem solving skills. This paper describes an across-method-and-time instrument designed to assess the use of metacognition in chemistry problem solving. This multi method instrument combines a self report, namely the Metacognitive Activities Inventory…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Problem Solving, Metacognition, Skill Development
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Cox, Charles T., Jr.; Cooper, Melanie M.; Pease, Rebecca; Buchanan, Krystal; Hernandez-Cruz, Laura; Stevens, Ron; Picione, John; Holme, Thomas – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2008
The use of web-based software and course management systems for the delivery of online assessments in the chemistry classroom is becoming more common. IMMEX software, like other web-based software, can be used for delivering assessments and providing feedback, but differs in that it offers additional features designed to give insights and promote…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Procedures, Performance Based Assessment