Active Learning: Models from the Analytical Sciences (ACS Symposium Series No. 970)

Active Learning: Models from the Analytical Sciences (ACS Symposium Series No. 970)

By: Patricia Ann Mabrouk (author)Hardback

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The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the application of active learning methods including problem-based learning, cooperative learning, and service learning and supportive strategies such as electronic methods to the college/university chemistry classroom and laboratory. This symposium series book focuses on the application of active learning methods in teaching analytical science, broadly defined, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The volume includes a wide range of examples of how these methods are being applied at public and private community colleges, four-year colleges, and graduate research universities in the United States and abroad. As such the strategies and materials described in the book should be of interest to analytical chemists, chemical educators, and chemistry teaching faculty and graduate students no matter their area of specialization.

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Professor Mabrouk's awards include a 1996-2001 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2003 CASE Massachusetts Professor of the Year, and the 2004 Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award.


Introduction ; 1. An Industrial Perspective toward Analytical Chemical Education ; 2. Education for Analytical Chemistry in the U.S. from the 1950s to the Present ; 3. Cooperative Learning ; 4. Collaborative and Project-based Learning in Analytical Chemistry ; 5. Bioanalytical Chemistry. Model for a Fully Integrated PBL Approach ; 6. Context-Based Case Studies in Analytical Chemistry ; 7. Service-Learning: An Oxymoron in the Physical Sciences? Or 10 Years of Service-Learning - Where to? ; 8. Service-Learning in Analytical Chemistry. Extending the Laboratory into the Community ; 9. Web-Based Animations in Analytical Chemistry ; 10. Progression of Chemometrics in Research Supportive Curricula. Preparing for the Demands of Society ; 11. Web-Based Applications. Effective Application of Spectroscopy and Chemistry Software Tools within the Analytical Chemistry Curriculum to Facilitate Learning and Labwork ; 12. Active Learning Using the Virtual Mass Spectrometry Laboratory ; 13. The Analytical Sciences Digital Library. A Useful Resource for Active Learning ; 14. Establishing the Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Using a Web-Based Format ; 15. Analytical Science Education for Chemical Laboratory Technicians ; 16. Teaching and Learning Quantitative Analysis ; 17. Active Learning in the Introductory Graduate Student Analytical Chemistry ; 18. Course: Getting Students to "Think Analytically" ; 19. Collaborative Research. The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful ; 20. Final Thoughts

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  • publication date: 10/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780841274044
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780841274044
  • weight: 537
  • ISBN10: 0841274045

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