EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE RATE IN THE ‘ADVANCED CHEMISTRY’ SUBJECT AT THE CHEMISTRY ENGINEERING DEGREE
1 Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
2 University of Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Page: 3343 (abstract only)
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Chemistry Engineering degree was first implemented at the University Jaume I (Castellon) in the academic year 2010-2011 under the new European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Advanced Chemistry is learned in the second course of this degree. This new teaching model, which does not abandon the classroom-based method, requires reductions in the number of taught hours which must be compensated through other teaching methods and student supports (tutorials, seminars, work groups, students’ individual work, etc.).
The subject is divided in two clearly different parts: Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Today, three promotions of students have been studied this subject. It should be highlighted the usually poor level of chemistry knowledge that the students have, year after year, which give rise to frustration and sometimes withdrawal the degree.
Student performance can be now obtained, and conclusions can be drawn about the impact of the improvement the methodology used in this subject on student learning. Only the Analytical Chemistry part will be considered in this work.
Keywords: Chemistry engineering degree, advanced chemistry, performance rate, ECTS.