Implementing a practical, bachelor’s-level design-based learning course to improve chemistry students’ scientific dissemination skills

Michael Debije (Corresponding author)

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This work presents an outline for a full quartile design-based learning laboratory-based course suitable for final year Bachelor students. The course has been run for five years in the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The course attempts to provide a complete laboratory experience for its students, including an authentic research project, experience in writing a research paper with realistic limitations of both space and time, giving of a presentation appropriate for a scientific conference, and finally culminating with a written exam where the questions are based on the written reports and oral presentations of the other students, making the students also course ‘teachers’. The contribution will discuss both the successful aspects of the course and point out the areas that still need improvement, but provides enough information as to allow the transfer of the methodology to other educational curricula.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1899-1905
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume96
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2019

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