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Assessment in the chemistry teaching laboratory

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Pullen, R and Thickett, SC and Bissember, AC, Assessment in the chemistry teaching laboratory, Chemistry in Australia, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australia, November/December, pp. 24-27. (2018) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

Chemistry is an experimental science, and the laboratory remains a cornerstone of chemical education primarily for this reason. As teachers, we use this setting to reinforce and extend fundamental principles presented in the classroom. In addition, the undergraduate laboratory represents the primary environment for developing practical skills and exposing students to core techniques. These include demonstrating proficiency in the handling of standard laboratory glassware and equipment, experimental precision and accuracy, safety awareness and generic skills such as problem-solving, time management, teamwork, preparation and communication. As many readers are probably aware, many of these skills are not only key graduate attributes for chemistry students, they are generic skills that are essential in occupations beyond science-based careers.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:competency based assessment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Thickett, SC (Dr Stuart Thickett)
UTAS Author:Bissember, AC (Associate Professor Alex Bissember)
ID Code:130014
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-01-05
Last Modified:2019-01-15
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