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What are we going to do about a problem like polymer chemistry? Develop new methods of delivery to improve understanding of a demanding interdisciplinary topic

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Abstract

Following collaboration between two chemistry lecturers and an academic developer an attempt was made to enhance the learning of students within a chemistry module through the adaptation of the delivery of content material. This paper reports a piece of practitioner led research which considered how effective the approach developed was upon the level of student understanding and the process through which this occurred. The module delivery was altered from an emphasis on the transmission of knowledge through a traditional lecture format, to rotating small group problem based sessions and the use of concept maps. Student feedback and higher grades achieved appear to demonstrate it was effective.

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2014, accepted on 04 Feb 2015 and first published on 04 Feb 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RP00203B
Citation: Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2015,16, 293-301
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    What are we going to do about a problem like polymer chemistry? Develop new methods of delivery to improve understanding of a demanding interdisciplinary topic

    G. Cavalli, I. Hamerton and S. Lygo-Baker, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2015, 16, 293
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RP00203B

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