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Monday, August 4 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S3: Engaging Students in Organic Chemistry: Class Activities Emphasis

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This symposium includes presentations of a variety of methods for engaging students in organic chemistry. These could range from individual creative activities to year-long methods of teaching using new pedagogies and anything in between. 

Presider: Barbara Murray, University of Redlands

Related Papers

Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
P117: Concept maps: Helping students connect the dots in organic chemistry (9:35 am to 9:55 am)
P118: Using Think Alouds to understand from the students' perspective: What did they really learn from our reaction mechanism animations? (9:55 am to 10:15 am)
P119: Mental hooks: Creative techniques to enhance retention of key concepts in organic chemistry (10:15 am to 10:35 am)
P120: Innovative and time economic methodology for the identification of aromatic and anti-aromatic organic compounds (10:35 am to 10:55 am) WITHDRAWN
Break (10:55 am to 11:10 am)
P121: Design and presentation of a multistep synthetic scheme: A culminating activity for organic chemistry students (11:10 am to 11:30 am)
P122: Case studies of historical research challenges in organic chemistry: Development of cationic polymerization (11:30 am to 11:50 am)
P123: Enhancing students' understanding in organic chemistry (11:50 am to 12:10 pm) WITHDRAWN


Barbara Murray

Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics, University of Redlands
I have been teaching Organic Chemistry for 30 years. About 10 years ago I converted to POGIL and have continued doing group work because I think it is the best way for students to learn.

Monday August 4, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
LMH 176