Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry

 

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dc.contributor.author Davidowitz, Bette
dc.contributor.author Rollnick, Marissa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-24T13:54:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-24T13:54:59Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Davidowitz, B., & Rollnick, M. (2005). Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry. South African Journal of Chemistry, 58, p-138.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21522
dc.description.abstract Throughput of students is a concern for academic departments especially since it will be the basis of a new funding formula for tertiary institutions. In order to reduce content for increased mastery, and ensure student engagement with chemical concepts, tutorials were introduced for two of the second year chemistry sub-disciplines at UCT in the place of some formal lectures. The impact of this innovation was investigated using questionnaires, interviews and a study of opportunistic data such as examination results. Analysis of the data showed that the overall pass rate increased noticeably as did the number of students achieving high marks. Student, tutor and lecturer feedback lent credence to the belief that the improvement was largely due to the introduction of the tutorial scheme. In addition, some noteworthy differences between the sub-disciplines were identified. Some of these differences were attributed to the lecturer’s understanding of his own teaching.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.source South African Journal of Chemistry
dc.source.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/chem
dc.subject Chemical education
dc.subject curriculum design
dc.subject improving performance in chemistry
dc.subject tutorials
dc.title Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2016-01-05T07:41:21Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Chemistry en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Davidowitz, B., & Rollnick, M. (2005). Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry. <i>South African Journal of Chemistry</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21522 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Davidowitz, Bette, and Marissa Rollnick "Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry." <i>South African Journal of Chemistry</i> (2005) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21522 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Davidowitz B, Rollnick M. Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry. South African Journal of Chemistry. 2005; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21522. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - AU - Davidowitz, Bette AU - Rollnick, Marissa AB - Throughput of students is a concern for academic departments especially since it will be the basis of a new funding formula for tertiary institutions. In order to reduce content for increased mastery, and ensure student engagement with chemical concepts, tutorials were introduced for two of the second year chemistry sub-disciplines at UCT in the place of some formal lectures. The impact of this innovation was investigated using questionnaires, interviews and a study of opportunistic data such as examination results. Analysis of the data showed that the overall pass rate increased noticeably as did the number of students achieving high marks. Student, tutor and lecturer feedback lent credence to the belief that the improvement was largely due to the introduction of the tutorial scheme. In addition, some noteworthy differences between the sub-disciplines were identified. Some of these differences were attributed to the lecturer’s understanding of his own teaching. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Journal of Chemistry KW - Chemical education KW - curriculum design KW - improving performance in chemistry KW - tutorials LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry TI - Improving performance in a second year chemistry course: An evaluation of a tutorial scheme on the learning of chemistry UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21522 ER - en_ZA


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