Effectiveness of Educational Practices in General Chemistry Laboratories

Posted 1 year ago by Charity Lovitt

Effectiveness of Educational Practices in General Chemistry Laboratories
School(s) : Educational Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, STEM, Pre-Major Program
Primary PI Name : Charity Lovitt
Interested? Contact Faculty Researcher by Email : lovittc@uw.edu
Phone : (425)352-5055
Research Location : UW Bothell
Project Goals : This study will investigate how educational practices affect student learning and motivation in general chemistry labs. The actual project varies by student interest. Students may research mindset and belonging of students in the lab, they may also look at specific lab skills like understanding of precision and accuracy or information literacy. As part of the project, students will learn how to develop a testable research question, how to safely conduct human subject research, how to collect data on human subjects in an educational setting, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data to present to a variety of educational audiences.
Student Qualifications : Student should be self-motivated, able to create and maintain deadlines without prompting.
Student Outcomes : Student will develop a greater understanding of educational practices in chemical education.
Student Responsibilities : Student will learn the protocols associated with human subject research including safe handling of confidential information. Student will be responsible for analyzing data from surveys and course assignments. Data may be quantitative or qualitative, depending on the specific project.
Number of Student Positions Available : 2
Time Frame : 1 quarter – 3 years
Tags : education, chemistry, motivation,
https://www.uwb.edu/physical-sciences/faculty/chemistrysci/clovitt

  • School(s) : Educational Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, STEM, Pre-Major Program
  • Primary PI Name : Charity Lovitt
  • Interested? Contact Faculty Researcher by Email : lovittc@uw.edu
  • Phone : (425)352-5055
  • Project/Faculty Website : https://www.uwb.edu/physical-sciences/faculty/chemistrysci/clovitt
  • Research Location : UW Bothell
  • Project Goals : This study will investigate how educational practices affect student learning and motivation in general chemistry labs. The actual project varies by student interest. Students may research mindset and belonging of students in the lab, they may also look at specific lab skills like understanding of precision and accuracy or information literacy. As part of the project, students will learn how to develop a testable research question, how to safely conduct human subject research, how to collect data on human subjects in an educational setting, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data to present to a variety of educational audiences.
  • Student Qualifications : Student should be self-motivated, able to create and maintain deadlines without prompting.
  • Student Outcomes : Student will develop a greater understanding of educational practices in chemical education.
  • Student Responsibilities : Student will learn the protocols associated with human subject research including safe handling of confidential information. Student will be responsible for analyzing data from surveys and course assignments. Data may be quantitative or qualitative, depending on the specific project.
  • Number of Student Positions Available : 2
  • Time Frame : 1 quarter - 3 years
  • Tags : education, chemistry, motivation,