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Implications of Mass Education on Chemistry Higher Education
O'Connor, Christine
<p>The following paper discusses the implications of government policy on widening of participation at third level institutes. The increase in ‘non-traditional’ students has been widely recognised on an international scale; however some inequality issues still exist. The ‘struggles’ associated with widening of participation and creating a ‘new’ student type is discussed in particular reference to chemistry education. A change in mindset of staff on their pedagogical approach to cater for a diverse student body with a broad range of learner types is required. This must be supported from a departmental and institutional level. A look at the literature to investigate what best practice may be in supporting the ‘new’ third level student is reviewed. In conclusion a view at what the future may hold for third level institutes catering for the ‘new’ student type is summarised.</p>
Keyword(s): chemistry; mass education.; Physical chemistry, Education, general, including, *training; Chemistry
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Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: No
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): O'Connor, Christine M., Implications of Mass Education on Chemistry Higher Education . Level3, 4, 2006, p.1-6.
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
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