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A Trajectory of Reform in General Chemistry for Engineering Students
Trajectories of Chemistry Education Innovation and Reform
  • Thomas Holme, Iowa State University
  • Heather Caruthers, Iowa State University
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2013
DOI
10.1021/bk-2013-1145.ch005
Abstract
This chapter considers efforts to enhance learning within the general chemisty course taken by pre-engineering students. Because this course is inherently offered as a service course, often for students in a different college from the Chemistry Department at a university, there are both constraints and opportunities related to the manner in which reform can be enacted. Efforts spanning roughly 15 years are described and an emphasis on the nature of problem-solving within the course emerges as a common theme. The issue of student motivation is also considered with pre-engineering students serving as a prototype of a type of student who doesn’t inherently see the value of learning chemistry.
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Reprinted (adapted) with permission from ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1145. Copyright 2013 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner
American Chemical Society
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Thomas Holme and Heather Caruthers. "A Trajectory of Reform in General Chemistry for Engineering Students" Trajectories of Chemistry Education Innovation and Reform Vol. 1145 Iss. 5 (2013) p. 65 - 78
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_holme/13/