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Title: Efficacy of Workbooks in Foundation Chemistry
Contributor(s): Chong, Siew  (author); Smith, Erica  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: The University of New England (UNE) Foundation Chemistry unit (CHEM100) is designed as a bridging unit for students undertaking science-based programs which have first year chemistry as a core requirement. Students at UNE come from varied backgrounds and many, having never studied chemistry before, find it challenging and intimidating. These students are also typically enrolled in applied life science degrees such as agriculture, animal science and zoology, and struggle to see the relevance of chemistry. Consequently, effective student engagement in Foundation Chemistry is a continuing challenge. CHEM100 has traditionally been taught online, but in 2016 an on-campus stream was introduced to cater for students who are mainly school leavers and have an agricultural science background and have not developed the confidence or ability to study a conceptually difficult unit online.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: The 23rd Australian Conference for Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), Melbourne, Australia, 27th - 29th September, 2017
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2017, p. 107-107
Publisher: UniServe Science
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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