P479: One in-depth look of visual aids represented in general, organic, and biochemistry textbooks [WITHDRAWN]

Author: Ariele Edwards, Kennesaw State University, USA

Co-Author: Kimberly Linenberger, Kennesaw State University, USA

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 12:10 PM12:30 PM

Room: LOH 164

Related Symposium: S41

There are many tools utilized in chemistry education. The most universal tool being a textbook. The text and the various depictions aid in the comprehension of chemistry concepts. Our goal is to review and evaluate the illustrations of the most current edition of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (GOB) textbooks used in 1 semester and/or 2 semester courses. Each representation is classified into one or more defined categories. Analysis of the collected data will determine which type of representations occur most frequently for each topic within the GOB textbooks. The types of practice problems in the textbooks will also be assessed to better understand how students are expected to demonstrate what they have learned. This will help us get a better comprehension of what students recognize in GOB chemistry classes and on examinations.