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/3591
- 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
Last year, the inaugural Connecting the Canadian Chemistry Education Research Community (C3ERC) event was held at the 2017 CSC Conference in Toronto. This event brought together 15 chemistry education researchers from across the country 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. Owing to the success of last year’s event, we are planning to host this event again this year at the CSC Conference in Edmonton. This full-day event is scheduled for Saturday, May 26. We are asking for your help to share this information with Chemistry Education Researchers in your Department. Please direct interested individuals (including undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs) to the registration form. Please register by April 4. Even if you can’t attend but wish to (continue to) be part of this community, we welcome your suggestions on this form and through other modes of communication.
Date: May 26th, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Location: The King's University campus, Edmonton, AB
9125 50th St.
Room N201 (North Academic Wing)
Who: Principal investigators and students with a demonstrated interest and/or track record in CER. Those curious about but not engaged in CER are welcome to attend a CER workshop Wednesday, May 30 (see CSC website).
Cost: Free, thanks to sponsorship from Nelson Education!
Organizers: Alison Flynn, Stephen MacNeil, and Peter Mahaffy
Contact: Alison Flynn, alison.flynn@uOttawa.ca
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