THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF THE NORTHERN DIVISION MEETING FROM LAST FALL.
While this is designed for folks who came to the fall presentations, this pair of workshops is also open to those who did not attend in the fall. -Sue Klemmer, NEACT facilitator
We are excited to continue thinking about how to apply ideas and strategies drawn from dual-process theories of reasoning to the learning and teaching of chemistry. In the fall workshops, the strategies we presented included screening-target pairs of questions on a given concept as well as reasoning chain construction tasks.
The focus of the spring workshops will be on developing, implementing, and testing your own questions/tasks.
In preparation for the first workshop (on Wednesday, March 22), we would like you to explore the following reasoning chain construction tasks (some of which include screening questions):
Meaning of a mole: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9t056OcQKvqjbTg
Atomic Emissions Spectra: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78v5XKKdyeK7ODk
Periodic Trends: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0GN6WLU7Tz2bae2
Bond breaking energy: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0jPF4RhNV2YH5dk
Ideal Gas Law: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Nd3flxoyMRPcnY
We also ask that you come to the meeting with an idea (e.g., a concept or question) for a task of your own.
In the workshop, we will spend part of the time addressing any questions you may have on the tasks we have shared. The rest of the session will be time for you to work on developing your own tasks (either individually or collaboratively) with support from us.
For the second spring workshop (Wednesday, April 26), the goal is to discuss your finalized tasks and provide you with an opportunity to share any data/results/insights from administering your tasks to students. We can also think about possible task refinements, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again!
Beth, Mac, and Mila