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View Resource Effects of an Active Learning Environment: Teaching Innovations at a Research I Institution

This is a link to a JCE paper describing a study of two instructional formats - passive lecture and a student-centered collaborative learning method that demonstrates the significance of group work in problem solving for a general chemistry course. As such this paper should be of interest to faculty interested in active learning methods.

View Resource Active Learning in Advanced Analytical Chemistry, a course for first year graduate students

The introductory lecture course for graduate-level analytical chemistry is commonly understood to require students to be broadly aware of analytical tools, current problems, and methods for linking problems and measurements. This article describes an active learning approach to this course, using review articles to focus discussion and reveal gaps in student knowledge. Students give most of the...

View Resource From Teaching to Learning: Part III. Lectures and Approaches to Active Learning

This site features an article from the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education applying active learning processes in veterinary classes focusing on asking questions and brainstorming in class. This page is for faculty, but is general and not specifically geared to any particular discipline. The quality of content is excellent and uses examples of material used in a science lecture, Journal...

View Resource Active Teaching and Learning

In this professional development video from Getting Results, Dr. John Bransford, professor of education at the University of Washington School of Education, and an instructor talk about how to engage students. Bransford says engagement involves getting students interested in working on problems they have some knowledge about, followed by reflection on different learning strategies. The instructor...

View Resource Hands on Activity: The Path of Electrons

A short (approximately 10 minutes) classroom activity to help students visualize the flow of electrons through a circuit. A worksheet with questions and answers is included. The materials needed for this activity are: colored construction paper, markers, candy (optional), two D-size batteries, small light bulb in a light bulb holder (available at hardware stores), and wire to connect the batt...

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