Active Learning in Organic Chemistry
Multiple studies have shown that the use of active learning pedagogies in the classroom result in positive student learning outcomes in science courses. These improved outcomes include higher test scores and final grades, improved understanding of content, lower withdrawal rates, and more positive attitudes toward science. There are many techniques that can be implemented to introduce more active learning into any environment, including those that can be incorporated into traditional lectures, used to flip the classroom, promote collaborative learning, or scaffold construction of knowledge. This symposium includes presentations of organic chemistry faculty who have implemented active learning, broadly defined, in their organic courses.