P546: Flipping the analytical and general chemistry classroom

Author: Joan M. Esson, Otterbein University, USA


Date: 8/5/14

Time: 4:00 PM4:20 PM

Room: LTT 101

Related Symposium: S21

This presentation will focus on the analysis of flipped classrooms in both Analytical and General Chemistry at a Midwestern PUI. Student motivation, success, and perceptions of their experience in each course will be shared. Interestingly, the same faculty member was able to teach both a traditional General Chemistry lecture and a flipped General Chemistry course simultaneously. This allowed for direct comparison between these two formats, including performance on exams, as well as gains determined from pre- and post- assessments of student motivation, student perceptions of mastery of unit material, and performance on the ACS General Chemistry Paired Question Exam. Several types of in-class activities were used throughout the term in the flipped classroom, such as clickers, worksheets, stations, and case studies, and the student perceptions of these types of learning activities will also be discussed.