P870: Project based learning in analytical chemistry laboratory

Author: Jill K. Robinson, Indiana University, USA

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Date: 8/6/14

Time: 3:05 PM3:25 PM

Room: MAN 107

Related Symposium: S60

A project based learning pedagogy was implemented in an analytical chemistry laboratory class at Indiana University in order to increase student engagement and improve the quality of laboratory work. The projects require solving real problems for local businesses, Baxter Biopharma Solutions and Upland Brewery, to create an environment of authentic research. Details of the laboratory projects, instructional adaptations for an active learning environment, a six phase process for problem solving, strategies for implementing projects in large classes, and student outcomes will be discussed.