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Wednesday, August 6 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S53: Assessment Strategies that Inform Teaching and Learning in Organic Chemistry

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Learning organic chemistry can be difficult for students for a number of reasons, in particular because it requires a different approach to learning the material than previous chemistry courses students have taken.  As such, instructors often must use different approaches to teach organic chemistry such that students can be successful in their learning of the discipline.  This symposium invites speakers with interests in the thoughtful use of assessment strategies, both formative and summative, as they are used in organic chemistry courses and their associated laboratories.  Empirical studies related to evaluating metacognition, alternative evaluation strategies, learning outcomes, concept inventory use, and other novel, innovative approaches are welcome.

Presider: David Cartrette, South Dakota State University

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Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
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David Cartrette

Associate Professor, South Dakota State University
David Cartrette is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Interim Department Head for The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University.  He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in chemistry education research from Purdue University.  His research focuses on problem solving, knowledge transfer, and curriculum innovation in STEM disciplines.  



University of Colorado-Boulder

Wednesday August 6, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm