Polymer Laboratory

Chemical Education

Goal:  To develop innovative teaching strategies which directly improve or enhance current chemical education.  

Areas of research.  Active learning and use of technology in education.  Integration of chemistry with other science and allied fields.IC regularly reviews the chemistry courses it offers in order to improve them and make more effective and attuned to current technological advances.  In parallel to the growing interdisciplinary trend in doing research, the institute had just revised its B.S. Chemistry curriculum with an integrated laboratory courses scheme instead of offering them as the traditionally separate chemistry subjects.  For these integrated courses, the faculty members have committed themselves in the research and development and the monitoring-improvement work for the experiments and instructional materials and methods.  Other educational research plans include studies in use of clicker-technology and other creative learning tools for enhanced student learning.