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Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching

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ISBN-10: 0321611950

ISBN-13: 9780321611956

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Norbert J. Pienta, Melanie M. Cooper, Thomas J. Greenbowe

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Intended for anyone who teaches chemistry, this book examines applications of learning theories-presenting actual techniques and practices that respected professors have used to implement and achieve their goals. TOPICS: Introduction: Chemistry and Chemical Education; Exploring the Impact of Teaching Styles on Student Learning in Both Traditional and Innovative Classes; Guided Inquiry and the Learning Cycle; Teaching to Achieve Conceptual Change; Transforming Lecture Halls with Cooperative Learning; Using Visualization Techniques in Chemistry Teaching; POGIL: Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning; Peer-Led Team Learning: Scientific Learning and Discovery; Peer-Led Team Learning: Organic Chemistry; Practical Issues on the Development, Implementation, and Assessment of a Fully Integrated Laboratory-Lecture Teaching Environment; Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain (MORE) Thinking Frame Instruction: Promoting Reflective Laboratory Experiences to Improve Understanding of Chemistry; Technology Based Inquiry Oriented Activities for Large Lecture Environments; Using Visualization Technology and Group Activities in Large Chemistry Courses; Computer Animations of Chemical Processes at the Molecular Level; Symbolic Mathematics in the Chemistry Curriculum: Facilitating the Understanding of Mathematical Models used in Chemistry; Chemistry Is in the News: They Why and Wherefore of Integrating Popular News Media into the Chemistry Classroom; Chemistry at a Science Museum; The Journal of Chemical Education Digital Library: Enhancing Learning with Online Resources. A useful reference for chemistry educators.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Melanie Cooper is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Clemson University and Director of Undergraduate laboratories in the Chemistry Dept. Dr. Cooper has been the recipient of several NSF awards to develop new laboratory curricula, and she has become very interested in the incorporation of communication and cirtical thinking skills into chemistry courses.

Preface
Incorporating the Big Ideas in the Chemistry Classroom
Introduction: Chemistry and Chemical Education
Exploring the Impact of Teaching Styles on Student Learning in Both Traditional and Innovative Classes
Guided Inquiry and the Learning
Teaching to Achieve Conceptual Change
Transforming Lecture Halls with Cooperative Learning
Using Visualization Techniques in Chemistry Teaching
Implementing Specific Approaches to Teaching and Learning Chemistry
POGIL: Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning
Peer-Led Team Learning: Scientific Learning and Discovery
Peer-Led Team Learning: Organic Chemistry Jack Kampmeier and Pratibha
Practical Issues on the Development, Implementation, and Assessment of a Fully Integrated Laboratory-Lecture Teaching Environment
Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain (MORE) Thinking Frame Instruction: Promoting Reflective Laboratory Experiences to Improve Understanding of Chemistry Dawn Rickey
Technology Based Inquiry Oriented Activities for Large Lecture Environments
Using Visualization Technology and Group Activities in Large Chemistry Courses
Computer Animations of Chemical Processes at the Molecular Level
Symbolic Mathematics in the Chemistry Curriculum: Facilitating the Understanding of Mathematical Models used in Chemistry
Teaching and Learning Chemistry Outside the Classroom
Chemistry Is in the News: They Why and Wherefore of Integrating Popular News Media into the Chemistry Classroom
Chemistry at a Science Museum
The Journal of Chemical Education Digital Library: Enhancing Learning with Online Resources