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Pence, Laura E.; Workman, Harry J.; Riecke, Pauline – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Dicusses the effects of using laboratory assistants for disabled students' learning in the chemistry laboratory. Presents two case studies and general strategies for approaching laboratory experiences for disabled students. (KHR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Baldwin, Michael J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Describes a literature-based approach that was used successfully at the University of Cincinnati in a one-quarter advanced undergraduate inorganic chemistry laboratory course. (KHR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Content Area Reading, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Carpenter, Suzanne R.; McMillan, Tim – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Describes a student team learning method used in an organic chemistry class at Armstrong Atlantic State University. The Student Teams Achievement Divisions (STAD) method was used in this study. Discusses cooperative learning methods in organic chemistry classes. (KHR)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Group Activities, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Martinez-Jimenez, P.; Pontes-Pedrajas, A.; Polo, J.; Climent-Bellido, M. S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Describes a project involving the development, application, and evaluation of a virtual chemistry laboratory (VCL) that involves basic step-by-step laboratory procedures and simulates real laboratory activities. Presents the program in terms of tutorial, VCL, and evaluation, and a section that allows instructors to create their own tests. (KHR)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education
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Scerri, Eric R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Presents the state of research in chemical education. Reviews the origins of chemical constructivism, behaviorism, and relativism. Discusses the differences between objectivism, realism, and positivism. Suggests remedies for chemical education research to become better acquainted with the philosophical position. (KHR)
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Chemistry, Higher Education, Models
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Wellman, Whitney E.; Noble, Mark E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Compares the revised Blue Bottle formulation to the classical Blue Bottle. Indicates that the revised formulation gives a somewhat bluer solution, but initially slower reduction when compared to the classical formulation. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Higher Education, Science Activities
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Shibley, Ivan A., Jr.; Milakofsky, Louis; Bender, David S.; Patterson, Henry O. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Investigates whether introductory college chemistry students today differ from those a generation ago in terms of Piagetian cognitive functioning, aptitude, and achievement, and whether the gender differences in Piagetian cognitive development functioning found in 1981 are still evident today. Suggests that today's students are different in a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Followup Studies
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Lyle, Kenneth S.; Robinson, William R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Reports the status of peer-led learning, also known as Workshop Chemistry. This National Science Foundation (NSF) systemic-reform initiative focuses on general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, College Curriculum, Educational Change
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Pungente, Michael D.; Badger, Rodney A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Suggests that most students approach organic chemistry classes with a certain amount of apprehension and try to just manage or memorize the material rather than understand it. Recommends the use of Bloom's taxonomy as a way to increase comprehension and gives an example of how to use it in an organic chemistry classroom. (SOE)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Higher Education, Organic Chemistry, Science Education
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Ryan, Mary Ann; Neuschatz, Michael; Wesemann, Jodi; Boese, Janet – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Points out the need for demographic information about the substance of chemistry instruction at two-year colleges, and reports the results of a study in which data related to faculty and curriculum was analyzed. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Curriculum, Demography, Educational Strategies
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Butcher, David J.; Brandt, Paul F.; Norgaard, Nicholas J.; Atterholt, Cynthia A.; Salido, Arthur L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Describes an introductory chemistry course that incorporates student-oriented approaches such as inquiry and problem-based laboratories. Provides an overview of the modules. (Contains 16 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, College Curriculum, Concept Formation
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Birk, James P.; Yezierski, Ellen J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Recommends the use of origami to construct models of unit cells and crystalline structures. Provides templates and suggestions for use with students. (DDR)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, Crystallography
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Rogerson, Brian J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Reports on the use of a rapid feedback technique designed to provide students an opportunity to monitor their understanding of the material in introductory chemistry. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies
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Larson, Teresa; Middlecamp, Catherine Hurt – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Discusses a companion course designed to accompany an introductory chemistry course for preservice teachers. Includes examples of curricular materials and student work. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, College Curriculum, Concept Formation
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Sweeney, Aldrin E.; Paradis, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2003
Reports on a study of a pilot model of a laboratory training course that provides preservice secondary science teachers the opportunity to explore pedagogical possibilities and gain hands-on experience running a general chemistry lab. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Curriculum, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies
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