Gwen Lawrie webinar – 27th March

In March, our webinar will be delivered by Gwen Lawrie, University of Queensland, on the topic: Scaffolding learning with multiple representations in hybrid environments. Note the earlier time – 10 AM to 11 AM GMT. Link to the webinar will be available here 1 hour in advance of webinar (or register to receive link by…

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…

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…

Scott Lewis Webinar – 28th November

Our 2018-2019 webinar series continued with Prof Scott Lewis who gave a webinar entitled: At-Risk Students and Equity in Post-Secondary Introductory Chemistry. This webinar was kindly supported by Learning Science. A recording is below. Note that there was a technical glitch about 36 minutes, so a few seconds are lost. Abstract A substantial literature base has related…

Sandi-Urena Webinar 24th October

Our 2018-2019 webinar series continues with Prof Santiago Sandi-Ureña who will give a webinar entitled: Phenomenological characterization of learning in the college chemistry laboratory Abstract Although central to the experience of learning chemistry, the academic laboratory is often a neglected area of teaching and, it could be argued, of research as well. Contemporary educators, researchers,…

Vanessa Kind Webinar – 19th Sept

Our 2018-2019 webinar season began in September, with a presentation from Dr Vanessa Kind, Durham University. The recording is below. Abstract The lecture discusses the expectations societies have for their teachers, introducing factors required for “quality teaching”. Current teacher preparation methodologies in many nations operate a deficit model that focuses on providing potential teachers with…

Vicente Talanquer webinar – 23rd May

Links mentioned in webinar: https://sites.google.com/site/talanquerchemed/ https://sites.google.com/site/chemicalthinking/ https://sites.google.com/site/ctinteractives/ https://sites.google.com/site/chemicalthinking/tasks Intuitive chemistry inventory: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4364595/ICI Many chemistry students have difficulties understanding and applying core chemical ideas and ways of thinking to build explanations and make predictions about the properties of diverse chemical systems. The analysis of student thinking based on the identification of intuitive assumptions about the nature of…