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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 15 (2010) pp 264-267

Enhancing Student Performance in Chemistry for Non-Majors Using Critical Thinking and Case Studies

Joseph Bariyanga

University of Hawaii-West O’ahu. 96-129 Ala Ike, Pearl City, Hi  96782;
Received February 10, 2010. Accepted March 17,2010.

Published: 20 July 2010

Abstract. This study focuses on investigating the impact of critical thinking and case studies on learning chemistry by non-science majors. Assessment through pre-tests and post-tests has been used to determine the benefits of the approach. The results show that students’ basic chemistry knowledge improved significantly. In addition, student evaluations at the end of the semester indicated that the course was very exciting, and therefore students were eager to recommend the course to their colleagues.

Key Words: In the Classroom; general chemistry

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