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…

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,…