Active Learning in Chemistry: Techniques and Ideas
Kevin Revell
Murray State University

For many students, introductory chemistry is a first step toward a career in healthcare, agriculture, or even science and engineering. For many, chemistry seems elusive and intimidating.

Active-learning techniques can reduce this barrier, by providing environments where students are able to practice key skills and concepts at a granular level, building a foundation for success in higher-level classes. This presentation will highlight several approaches – both pedagogical techniques and new digital tools - to help students engage with chemistry in active, inquiry-driven environments. Although the presentation will focus primarily on examples from introductory chemistry, many of these techniques are applicable for higher level course in both chemistry and other disciplines.