Title

Balancing the disruptions to the teaching and learning equilibrium-responsive pedagogic approaches to teaching online during the covid-19 pandemic in general chemistry classes at an arabian gulf university

Source of Publication

Journal of Chemical Education

Abstract

Copyright © 2020 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc. This reflection looks at pedagogic strategies employed in General Chemistry classes for English Language learners (ELLs) in a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The approaches included the use of small group systems thinking (ST) activities and a variety of formative assessments geared toward maintaining and enhancing students' language competencies, engagement, and motivation while studying in an online environment. The activities also allowed for prompt instructor feedback. Although the development of these activities proved to be time-consuming, they provided students with an opportunity to reinforce their scientific knowledge construct due to increased participation, time spent on tasks, and communication among peers.

Document Type

Article

First Page

2895

Last Page

2898

Publication Date

9-8-2020

DOI

10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00702

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Kenesha Wilson, Zayed University

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