This is another veriosn of an active learning in organic chemistry site from Laurie Starkey at Cal Poly Pomona.
Pedagogy/Teaching & Learning
This is a concept map for all of the concepts in Organic Chemistry I, the 1st semester of the 2 semester sequence. The order, though, is based on mechanisms, not functional groups. The green ovals are the overall learning goals of the class, the red rectangles are the skills that the students need (and that I have videos for). In the top half are all of the concepts in the course in the order they are taught in the class. The original scale of this file is Poster size.
This project involves a flipped two-semester Organic Chemistry lecture that uses active and collaborative learning. A variety of interventions were used to help students study more effectively and learn on a higher level instead of rote memorization. The most effective interventions will be described. Qualitative and quantitative data shows improved metacognition and study habits of the students. An increase in group skills was effective in raising grades for some of the students.