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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium, Dr Michael Seery, University of Edinburgh presents: The laboratory as a complex learning environment.

  • From: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 2 pm
  • Location: 193, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium, Dr Michael Seery, University of Edinburgh presents: The laboratory as a complex learning environment.

Abstract

Laboratory work is an integral component of any science curriculum, and requires substantial resources. In chemistry, there is significant interest in reforming the laboratory curriculum, although the discussions tend to focus on the binary choice of ‘expository or not’. Typically, innovations and new approaches tend to favour approaches that dismiss recipe-style laboratories. By framing the laboratory as a complex learning environment, this discussion can become more nuanced, as it becomes possible to consider the student experience in laboratory classes. This discussion incorporates what role the laboratory resources and demonstrators play in supporting students, and what kinds of resources are pedagogically appropriate. In this presentation I aim to use the concept of a complex learning environment to advocate a more structured approach to designing a laboratory curriculum, consistent with theories of learning. Especial focus will be on our research into preparing for laboratory work, and the role such preparation plays in supporting student learning in their laboratory work.1, 2


1. H. Y. Agustian and M. K. Seery, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017, 18, 518-532.
2. M. K. Seery, H. Y. Agustian, E. D. Doidge, M. M. Kucharski, H. M. O'Connor and A. Price, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017, 18, 403-419.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Mike Coffey.

All welcome.

For any queries please contact Dr Sophie Benjamin.

Location details

Room/Building:

193, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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