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…

Ginger Shultz Webinar 18th April

Example writing assignments from multiple disciplines (mentioned in webinar) https://lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/m-write/writing-in-the-sciences-facultyresources. html Writing-to-learn can be viewed as a socio-cultural activity based on the assumption that when students engage in writing they interact with social mediating variables (audience/stakeholders/identity) and each other (peer review and revision). This application of sociocultural theory informed the designed of writing-to-learn activities used…

Nicole Graulich Webinar 21st March

Abstract: Ongoing research in general chemistry education has documented that focusing on student complexity of reasoning is promising to reveal student productive resources in the discipline. However not much is known about student productive resources that correspond to the nature of mechanistic reasoning in organic chemistry. Given that every type of reasoning is shaped by…

Donald Wink Webinar 21st Feb

Prof Donald Wink will deliver a webinar on his use of case studies in chemistry education research. The link will be posted here on Wednesday night, 30 minutes in advance. Prof Wink is a really great speaker!