IMPLEMENTATION OF TEACHING INNOVATION RESOURCES IN THE SUBJECT “ORGANIC STEREOCHEMISTRY”
Universidad de Alicante (SPAIN)
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Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:“Organic Stereochemistry” is a compulsory subject that introduces the student to the concepts and implications of the 3D nature of organic molecules, and that traditionally has had a high percentage of failure and low figures of people doing the exams. Low attendance to the classes, as well poor didactic methods might be on the origin of these disappointing scores. Concerned about these problems, we embarked some years ago on a comprehensive renovation of teaching methods and techniques that culminated this current academic year with the successful implementation of this subject in the Degree in Chemistry. We present here the modifications that we have introduced in the last courses in order to try to increase the interest of the students for the subject and improve the academic results. The regular proposal of problems, with the incentive of extra points and the introduction of the new information and communication technologies have proven to be useful to achieve our aim. The scores of Organic Stereochemistry corresponding to the last twelve years have been analyzed statistically and provide an overall view of the results before and after the implementation of these new teaching methods.
Keywords: Higher Education Area, teaching, innovation, chemistry, university, degree.