Innovative methods of teaching and learning chemistry in higher education

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innovative methods of teaching and learning chemistry in higher education

Innovative Methods of Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Higher Education by The Royal Society of Chemistry

Two recent initiatives from the EU, namely the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Agenda are likely to have a major influence on European Higher Education. It seems unlikely that traditional teaching approaches, which supported the elitist system of the past, will promote the mobility, widened participation and culture of life-long learning that will provide the foundations for a future knowledge-based economy. There is therefore a clear need to seek new approaches to support the changes which will inevitably occur. The European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) is a network of some 160 university chemistry departments from throughout the EU as well as a number of National Chemical Societies (including the RSC) which provides a discussion forum for all aspects of higher education in chemistry. This handbook is a result of one of their working groups, who identified and collated good practice with respect to innovative methods in Higher Level Chemistry Education. It provides a comprehensive overview of innovations in university chemistry teaching from a broad European perspective. The generation of this book through a European Network, with major national chemical societies and a large number of chemistry departments as members make the book unique. The wide variety of scholars who have contributed to the book, make it interesting and invaluable reading for both new and experienced chemistry lecturers throughout the EU and beyond. The book is aimed at chemistry education at universities and other higher level institutions and at all academic staff and anyone interested in the teaching of chemistry at the tertiary level. Although newly appointed teaching staff are a clear target for the book, the innovative aspects of the topics covered are likely to prove interesting to all committed chemistry lecturers.
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Therefore, using black-boards or the typical lecture methods are not adequate to teach science and other related subjects. Many scholars and researchers have proposed advanced ideas and they claim that virtual teaching scenarios or simulations can help to build a better understanding of subjects amongst students. More than just conveying facts or findings in science, students will love to explore the world of science. These innovative teaching methods in science can substitute the typical teaching techniques to achieve the goal. This is the best teaching method invented so far that involves the active participation of students to experience scientific concepts than to just have an audience view. Schools are promoting the use of low cost apparatus in classrooms to helps students to have hands on learning experience.

Higher Education is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented change. In Europe the Bologna Process is necessitating changes to the duration and structure of many courses while the Lisbon Agenda, which seeks to develop a Knowledge-Based European Economy, is identifying the need for many more graduates in key areas including chemistry. It is clear that the traditional teaching methods will be inadequate and inappropriate to support the mass higher education system that is now emerging.
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Estimated delivery business days. Format Paperback. Condition Brand New. Description A unique publication from the ECTN, giving a comprehensive overview of innovations in university chemistry teaching from a broad European perspective. It seems unlikely that traditional teaching approaches, which supported the elitist system of the past, will promote the mobility, widened participation and culture of 'life-long learning' that will provide the foundations for a future knowledge-based economy. There is therefore a clear need to seek new approaches to support the changes which will inevitably occur. This handbook is a result of one of their working groups, who identified and collated good practice with respect to innovative methods in Higher Level Chemistry Education.

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