Weekly Links

Weekly #ChemEd Links

I am planning to summarise some useful links I come across each week. How long will this last? Probably two weeks.

Flipped teaching gathering apace:

  • An EiC article on flipping lectures by Simon Lancaster and David Read 
  • A paper in CERP on student attitudes to flipping lectures
  • An annotated list of flipped class tools and resources from The Peer Instruction blog

Thinking about chemistry education:

  • Marcy Towns editorial in J Chem Ed which includes some issues for consideration in chemical education research [free access]
  • I started a journal club! Gaining some interest and open to ideas as to how it works. This week I looked at a great paper on building a study skills session into the curriculum to develop metacognitive strategies. Suzanne Fergus added a useful note to say that the “Rule of One” was useful to give to students regarding reviewing material: Recap 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week. I also learned from her about the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve.

Accessing resources:

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