Wednesday August 1, AM Workshops

W47: Revising and Restructuring your Laboratory Course

Scott Van Bramer, Widener Unviersity
Andrea Martin, Widener University
Louise Liable-Sands, Widener University

Revision of a multi-section introductory laboratory course is a major undertaking.  This workshop is intended to help design and implement revisions to a multi-section laboratory course.  The workshop will focus on: identifying an instructional philosophy, determining what students will do in lab, identifying student learning goals and outcomes, writing a lab manual, piloting changes, rolling out changes, and sustaining change.  The objective is to provide departments with a roadmap that will help them navigate systemic change.  Both individuals and department teams are welcome to participate.  The workshop leaders began a major revision of the general chemistry laboratory sequence while attending a workshop in 2003.  Since that time they have designed, tested, and implemented these revisions in the course.  The roadmap that will be used in this workshop is based on their experiences with changing a traditional verification laboratory course to guided inquiry; 6-hour session.

Intended Audience: UG

No fee; limit of 25 participants

Wednesday, August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., 258 Willard

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