About this Course

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Intermediate Level

The participants should have some experience in teaching in science laboratory courses in higher education.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks, 2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Identify the purposes of implementing laboratory classes in higher education.

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    Provide strategies on how to increase student engagement.

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    Develop effective questions to probe student understanding of laboratory practice.

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    Create a rubric for assessing a student performing a lab activity and subsequent reports.

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

The participants should have some experience in teaching in science laboratory courses in higher education.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks, 2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Welcome and introduction

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1 video (Total 2 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
About this Course5m
Poll: The role of laboratory work in science curriculum5m
The role of laboratory work in university chemistry .18m
A Review of Laboratory Instruction Styles30m
One possible way to engage students is context-based learning and role play20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Learning Theories in Practice

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1 video (Total 2 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 readings
Formulating clear learning outcomes10m
Threshold concepts - an explanation15m
Johnstone's triangle10m
2 practice exercises
Identifying learning outcomes in the laboratory2m
Considering how Johnstone's Triangle applies in your context2m
Week
3
7 minutes to complete

Christmas break week 1

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1 reading
1 reading
Christmas break week 12m
Week
4
2 minutes to complete

Christmas break week 2

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1 reading
1 reading
Christmas break week 22m

Instructors

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Natasa Brouwer

Dr
Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam
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Claire McDonnell

Assistant Head of School
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Mauro Mocerino

Associate Professor
Chemistry, Curtin University, Australia
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Iwona Maciejowska

Ph.D.
Department of Chemical Education

About University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world....

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