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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 3 (2008) pp 186-189

Some Considerations Regarding the Active Learning of Chemistry

Gabriel Pinto,* Carmen V. Gauthier, Paul B. Kelter, and Gabriela C. Weaver§

Grupo de Innovación Educativa de Didáctica de la Química, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28006 Madrid (Spain),

Published online: 6 May 2008

Abstract. This paper summarizes the active-learning-based presentations that were the focus of an international conference of chemical education specialists held in Madrid, Spain in July 2007, organized by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid UPM), with the additional support of the International Center for First-Year Undergraduate Chemistry Education (ICUC).

Key Words: Of Special Interest; general chemistry; introductory chemistry; international; first-year chemistry; diversity; laboratory; placement; assessment; ICUC

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Issue date: June 1, 2008

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