Research in the Becker group explores how undergraduate chemistry students develop expertise in using models to predict and explain chemical behavior. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, we explore the impact of instructional strategies on scaffolding students’ model-based reasoning in chemistry contexts. The goal of this work is to inform the design of evidence-based instructional materials for introductory chemistry courses and to improve student performance and retention in these courses.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00pm
E224 Chemistry Building
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:30pm
C435 Pomerantz Center
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
C20 Pomerantz Center