Chemistry for the masses

Sharpe, Philip C. and Blanchfield, Joanne T. (2014) Chemistry for the masses. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22 4: 33-47.

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Author Sharpe, Philip C.
Blanchfield, Joanne T.
Title Chemistry for the masses
Journal name International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
ISSN 1443-4490
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 33
End page 47
Total pages 15
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Students in a second year Chemical Biology course at a major Australian research university have participated in a "Chemistry for the Masses" assignment as part of their course assessment. The assignment requires students to communicate scientific concepts to a general audience, which is not common for assessment within a Science course. This article describes the assignment components and reflects on the challenges of preparing students for such an assignment. It will be useful to instructors considering similar assessment in their own science courses.
Keyword Communication
General audience
Chemical biology
General attributes
Democratic assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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