“Knowing and engaging chemistry students in new ways: Attitude, self-concept, metacognition, and motivation”
Who is at risk in first-year general chemistry and why? Student academic performance only tells part of the story. Reliable and valid instrumentation has recently been developed for measuring non-content characteristics such as student attitudes, self-concept, metacognition, and motivation. These characteristics may be used to explore relationships between content learning and behavior. Classroom approaches, such as Peer Led Team Learning and POGIL, will also be described that attempt to leverage learning for the multidimensional people in our classrooms, with suggestions as to why some students fall by the wayside despite our best efforts to support their learning.
Hosted by Professor Mary Emenike