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Sunday, August 3 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S8: Issues in Teaching and Learning in the Chemistry Laboratory

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The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum to discuss diverse approaches for teaching in the chemistry laboratory. Issues that may be addressed in this symposium include: the role of inquiry in the chemistry laboratory, the unique aspects of the laboratory which target specific learning objectives, the potential link between learning science in laboratory and lecture environments, and the practical constraints to providing quality laboratory experiences in diverse settings. Presenters are encouraged to report preliminary data on research in progress. Symposium presenters and the audience are also encouraged to pose questions for discussion on issues addressed during the session. A panel discussion will follow the presentations. 

Presider: Barbara L. Gonzalez, California State University Fullerton

Related Papers

Introduction (2:00 pm to 2:05 pm)
P48: New observational instrument for recording student interactions in a laboratory setting (2:05 pm to 2:25 pm)
P49: Investigation of student-peer and student-TA discourse in problem-based organic chemistry lab: What is the influence of problem-type on the student experience? (2:25 pm to 2:45 pm)
P50: Student perspectives of the undergraduate laboratory: Comparison between chemistry, physics and biology, between general and upper classes, and between US and Australia (2:45 pm to 3:05 pm) WITHDRAWN
P51: Student perceptions of a project-based organic chemistry laboratory (3:05 pm to 3:25 pm)
Break (3:25 pm to 3:40 pm)
P52: C3Lab: An integrated cognitive and conceptual curriculum for the general chemistry laboratory (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
P53: CORE learning cycle: Anchoring analogical reasoning to the laboratory experience (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)
P54: Fostering student interest and promoting deep learning in a laboratory context: A case study in gas laws in first-year chemistry (4:20 pm to 4:40 pm)
P55: Developing a community of researchers through shared experiences by first- and second-year students in the chemistry laboratory (4:40 pm to 5:00 pm) [WITHDRAWN]


Barbara L Gonzalez

California State University Fullerton


Kereen Monteyne

Northern Kentucky University

Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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