McNeil Concepts Content Context (2018 Archive)


Concepts, content, context: A learner-focused strategy for introductory course redesign

20 Minute Research Presentation


W. Stephen McNeil – UBC Okanagan
Tamara Freeman – UBC Okanagan


Attendees will learn of our project to revise the curriculum and delivery of our first-year chemistry courses, which aims to connect learner-appropriate outcomes to concepts that are deliberately framed within contexts meaningful to the learners. We will describe pedagogical motivations for the project, and initial research findings assessing its outcomes.