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    There's teaching, and there's teaching

    1 March 2013

    Starting university marks a new chapter in a student's life, with a brand new set of opportunities and challenges. But the different teaching style in higher education can prove to be an unexpected shock to the system. Catherine Smith explores what educators on either side can do to ease the ...

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    Student-generated assessment

    1 January 2013

    Simon Bates and Ross Galloway tell us how students can use PeerWise to design high quality and effective learning material

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    Jump-starting lectures

    1 September 2012

    There is an emerging trend towards using pre-lecture activities to support tertiary level learning: the options investigated

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    Unlocking video: 24/7 learning for iPod generation

    1 July 2012

    The capability to produce high quality video is now literally in the palm of your hand. Find out how video can be used to enhance your teaching and support your students' learning.

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    Speeding bullet

    1 May 2012

    In 2014 a small team from the UK will dispatch a car to Africa with the aim of it speeding across the desert at 1000 mph. We find out how chemistry powers the car to success

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    Microscale chemistry revisited

    1 May 2012

    Microscale techniques are unlikely to replace our traditional approach to chemistry education, but they do provide an extra dimension to our teaching strategies

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    The hydrolysis of 2-bromo-2-methylpropane

    1 March 2012

    A one hour experiment to determine the order of the reaction and show that it follows an SN1 mechanism

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    Teaching chemistry in 3D using crystal structure data

    1 November 2011

    Fundamental topics such as stereochemistry are taught in 2 or 2.5D - the Cambridge Structural Database provides an interactive 3D solution

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    Symmetry of buckminsterfullerene

    1 June 2011

    Both Euler's formula and Descartes' theorem can be used to show how buckyballs are made from closed cages of carbon pentagons and hexagons

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    Chemical Bonding

    1 May 2011

    A masterclass in teaching the topic of bonding, basing chemical explanation on physical forces