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|Title:||The Changing Role of Chemistry Laboratories|
|Keywords:||chemistry laboratories;teaching;chemistry curriculum;university|
|Abstract:||<p> Chemistry is an experimental science and many educators believe that the laboratory program is central to the teaching of chemistry. Introductory chemistry curriculum, as defined by senior secondary school and freshman university courses, has throughout its history placed varying degrees of emphasis on the laboratory component. In this project, a brief discussion of the historical background of chemical education is followed by a consideration of those constraints thought to interfere with the implementation of an effective laboratory program. </p> <p> Safety is an issue currently receiving greater attention in educational institutions. This is reflected in the increased responsibilities required by both statute and tort law. A summary of these responsibilities and their effects on the teaching of chemistry is included in this project. </p> <p> In order to remain faithful to the nature of chemistry, many educators employ student activities which act as alternatives to the laboratory experiment. Various such alternatives are examined. This is followed by recommendations on how a laboratory program may be effectively implemented. </p>|
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