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Why you need A-level chemistry to study dentistry

14 August 2019By

Understanding enamel, fillings and anaesthetics requires chemistry knowledge

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Maximising learning from practicals

31 July 2019By

Be clear about the intended outcomes of experiments

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When experiments don't go to plan

26 July 2019By

From Bakelite to Super glue, how unintended results can be useful

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Give effective, descriptive feedback

24 July 2019By

… without a massive time investment

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Different approaches build understanding

17 July 2019By

How a variety of practical work improves learning

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Uncover your students' preconceptions

10 July 2019By

Understanding their existing ideas helps avoid misconceptions

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