Chemistry Education Research (CER) — A growing discipline in Canada!
Chemistry Education Research (CER) is a type of Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) that studies students' learning, challenges, barriers, interventions, and supports. When this type of research informs practice, the effect on student learning and success if pronounced. There is a growing number of Chemistry Education Researchers in Canada, including opportunities for graduate and post graduate studies! Check out the map and details below.
You can also read more at the following sites:
- Discipline-Based Education Research: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13362/discipline-based-education-research-understanding-and-improving-learning-in-undergraduate
- Theoretical Frameworks in Chemistry/Science Education Research, Edited by George M. Bodner and MaryKay Orgill
- Stacey Lowery Bretz's research group: http://chemistry.miamioh.edu/bretzsl/cer/
- Peter Mahaffy's group: https://www.kingsu.ca/about-us/staff-directory/contact_id/305
- Alison Flynn's research group: FlynnResearchGroup.com
Join, learn about, and share CER news: https://cer.chemedx.org/content/cer-mail-list
Connecting the Canadian Chemistry Education Research Community to Explore New Ways of Learning in Higher Education
This forum brought together chemistry education researchers at a new forum on May 28, 2017 to: exchange research knowledge and build research capacity, build reciprocal relationships, connect the chemistry education research (CER) community, and ultimately shape the future of CER in Canada, for the benefit of students. To do so, we worked on action plans along three areas during the forum: (1) Connecting researchers, (2) Identifying Canadian priorities for CER, and (3) Coordinating chemistry learning outcomes. This forum represents the first opportunity for Canadian chemistry education researchers to come together and focus on priorities that will benefit both researchers and Canadian students studying chemistry, a central discipline in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Date: May 28th, 2017
Time: 1 – 5 pm, with lunch included from 1 – 2 pm and formal discussions starting at 2 pm.
Location: Toronto, ON, close the CSC conference location (exact location to be determined)
Who: Principal investigators with a demonstrated interest and/or track record in CER
Cost: Covered by our sponsor: Nelson Education Ltd
Organizers: Alison Flynn, Stephen MacNeil, and Peter Mahaffy
Contact: Alison Flynn, alison.flynn@uOttawa.ca
We look forward to announcing our next event(s) soon!
Why come? We’re excited for the Canadian CER community to come together for some big thinking in the following areas... Click for more information
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