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Insights gained from an initial trial of a student-centred approach in an introductory chemistry unit

Knight, A.R. and Rowen, C.C.ORCID: 0000-0003-4490-9542 (2014) Insights gained from an initial trial of a student-centred approach in an introductory chemistry unit. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry (74). pp. 31-38.

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Abstract

A student -centred approach based on principles of Process -Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) was trialled with a group of students in an introductory chemistry unit for one semester. Traditional d idactic lectures were used for one group of students (PEC140) and the student -centred approach implemented for a second group (TPEC140). Other learning activities, assessments and additional learning materials were the same for both groups. Unit survey data indicated a positive experience for students who participated in the student -centred approach, but also identified limitations. No significant difference in levels of achievement or engagement was observed between the two groups.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Copyright: 2014 RACI
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37294
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