Stacey Lowery Bretz Webinar – 22nd May 2019

The final webinar in the 2018/2019 season was from Prof Stacey Lowery Bretz on 22nd May at 7 PM BST, entitled: Measuring Students’ Understandings of Multiple Representations in Chemistry. The abstract is below. Abstract: Learning chemistry requires students to become fluent in the symbolic language of chemistry. Developing expertise requires that students move beyond manipulating…

Sam Pazicni Webinar – Weds 1st May

The webinar from Sam Pazicni, University of New Hampshire, wass on Weds 1st May, 7 – 8 PM BST on the topic “Tackling the Textbook: The Use and Usefulness of Chemistry’s Most Ubiquitous Resource“. The recording is below:        

Gwen Lawrie webinar – 27th March

In March, our webinar was delivered by Gwen Lawrie, University of Queensland, on the topic: Scaffolding learning with multiple representations in hybrid environments.  Abstract: As we step further as chemistry educators into the world of hybrid learning environments, our instructional design needs be closely informed by the large body of research on visualisation, multiple representations…

Renée Cole webinar – 27th February

In February, our webinar was delivered by Prof Renée Cole, Univeristy of Iowa, on the topic “Characterizing the nature of classroom discourse“. Recording is below: Characterizing the nature of classroom discourse Discourse in the science classroom has been highlighted as an important way that students develop an understanding of scientific concepts. Methods for analyzing student…

Reflecting on the CERG Teacher Researcher Scheme

from Jane Essex, Chair, Chemical Education Research Group Three years ago, the Chemical Education Research Group committee were facing a crisis of direction, with static numbers of members, low engagement by our membership and a limited programme. The committee decided that chemical education research was simply too important for the committee to go into abeyance…

January Webinar – Kinsey Bain and Maia Popova

In January, our webinar will be one celebrating two early career researchers. Each speaker will take 30 minutes to present and discuss their topic. Recordings and references noted are below Register to receive information about future webinars here (one registration suffices for the entire year). It’s just math: Investigating undergraduate student understanding of chemical kinetics…

Theoretical frameworks for CER available online

This book is one of the standard reference sources for anyone working in chemistry education research. The authors have made the book available to share, and as well as being hosted on the Chemical Education Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada website, we are delighted to have their permission to host it here in the…