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Monday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S27: Liberal Arts Content and Pedagogy in the Chemistry Classroom: Making Connections Between Disciplines

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The goal of this symposium is to discuss implementation of content and teaching approaches from the liberal arts into chemistry classes. Interdisciplinary connections in chemistry classes can help engage students and promote higher-order learning. Strategies for bringing material from humanities and social sciences into chemistry lectures and laboratories through themed courses or specific class activities will be presented. Teaching strategies adapted from non-science disciplines, such as discussion-based lecture, group work, and writing assignments, will be discussed. Speakers are encouraged to address challenges in incorporating liberal arts teaching strategies and the impact that these techniques have on student learning and engagement. Submissions from all levels of chemistry courses, including non-majors and high school courses, are encouraged. 

Presider: Kathryn D. Kloepper, Mercer University

Related Papers

Introduction (2:00 pm to 2:05 pm)
P326: Debunking pseudoscience: Increasing scientific literacy in the classroom using critical thinking skills (2:05 pm to 2:25 pm)
P327: Using liberal arts strategies to develop critical thinking in biochemistry courses (2:25 pm to 2:45 pm)
P328: Reflection as a tool to identify misconceptions that hinder student learning (2:45 pm to 3:05 pm)
P329: Shades of grey: Just because it can be done doesn't mean it always should be done (3:05 pm to 3:25 pm)
Break (3:25 pm to 3:40 pm)
P330: Bringing the Bard into instrumental analysis (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
Panel (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)


Kathryn D. Kloepper

Mercer University


Garland L. Crawford

Mercer University

Monday August 4, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
MAK B1112