Facilitating active learning within green chemistry

Louise Summerton*, Glenn A. Hurst, James H. Clark

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Facilitating an environment conducive to active learning is a fundamental teaching strategy to confer to learners a deep understanding of subject matter. This technique has been successfully applied to teach green chemistry in multiple environments (lecture theatres, classrooms, laboratories and online). This review outlines recent significant advances in embedding active learning within green chemistry teaching using a range of methodologies including course design, inquiry-based learning with a specific emphasis on practical developments, hands-on learning and online learning. Significant scope remains to develop more combinatorial active learning activities, particularly at the school level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Early online date5 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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