Chemistry

Faculty Resources

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (University of Buffalo) 
The use of case studies develops students’ skills in group learning, speaking, and critical thinking, and since many of the best cases are based on contemporary—and often contentious—science problems that students encounter in the news (such as human cloning), the use of cases in the classroom makes science relevant.

Problem-Based Learning (University of Delaware)
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional method that challenges students to "learn to learn," working cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real world problems.

Case Studies Across a Science Curriculum
This article discusses the use of case studies and problem-based team learning in chemistry classes.

Richard Felder's Resources in Science and Engineering Education
Dr. Felder is a chemist at North Carolina State University, and this site links to resources about teaching science with a focus on chemistry.

Chemistry ConcepTests
Conceptual questions for use in general, organic, analytical, inorganic, physical, and chemistry and biochemistry classes

Using Constructivism to Inform Tertiary Chemistry Pedagogy
This article examines the possibilities and limitations of a constructivist approach to teaching chemistry.

Bibliography of Science Pedagogy, with an Emphasis on Chemistry                                Twelve-part bibliography of articles related to teaching chemistry

Journals on the Teaching of Chemistry 

Journal of Chemical Education online
Published by the American Chemical Society

The Chemical Educator
The Chemical Educator is a working journal, a reference to current topics, experiments, and teaching methodology. Video clips of demonstrations and laboratories, animation, and full-color graphics are available to enhance the clarity and usefulness of articles.

Education in Chemistry
The only magazine in the UK aimed at teachers of chemistry at all levels. It is written by its readers for its readers, and covers the whole spectrum of chemistry teaching from balanced science in secondary courses to the final stages of undergraduate courses.

Chemical Engineering Education
Chemical Engineering Education is a quarterly journal serving the needs of the international community of educators in chemical engineering.

Dr. Felder's column in Chemical Engineering Education

Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP)
Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP) is the journal for teachers, researchers and other practitioners in chemistry education. It is published free of charge, electronically, four times a year and covers the following:research and reviews of research in chemistry education, effective practice in the teaching of chemistry, and in-depth analyses of issues of direct relevance to chemistry education.