P895: Chemistry in Context: A transformative philosophy for liberal arts chemistry courses

Author: Bradley D. Fahlman, Central Michigan University, USA

Co-Author: Cathy Middlecamp, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Date: 8/6/14

Time: 2:25 PM2:45 PM

Room: MAK A1117

Related Symposium: S65

For over twenty years, Chemistry in Context has been primarily used in non-majors chemistry courses at the collegiate level. Over this time, students have been presented chemistry content in the context of topics they can relate to such as nutrition, global climate change, the environment, and pharmaceuticals. As we approach the 25th anniversary of this ground-breaking text, we look to incorporate new contexts and methodologies of instruction in order to relate chemistry to today’s students. We will share how the textbook will become more electronic, along with sharing newer contexts as we work to ensure students become more chemistry literate in real-world settings.