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Kirkwood, Valda; Symington, David – Journal of Chemical Education, 1996
Analyzes perceptions of staff members concerning difficulties facing students in a first-year chemistry program. Results indicate that the staff have very different views of student difficulties and how they should be overcome. Suggests that it is important for staff to engage in conversation about such issues and to develop an awareness of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Woodgate, Sheila D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1995
Describes the methods that have been developed to blend descriptive chemistry and principles in a first-year chemistry course. The key is active teaching of the subject using the periodic table as a template. Inorganic chemistry is taught using a group approach: developing trends that help teaching and learning become obvious if all elements of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Freshmen, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries
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Wotiz, John H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1976
Briefly describes chemistry programs in Burma, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. (MLH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Programs, Foreign Countries