General Chemistry: Large Classes, Mixed Public, Three Languages (A Personal Experience)

Authors

  • Katharina M. Fromm Dept. of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 9, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland;, Email: Katharina.fromm@unifr.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2021.39

Keywords:

Diversity in students, Experiments in lectures, General chemistry teaching, Large classes, Plurilinguistic teaching

Abstract

At most universities, teaching general chemistry to fresh(wo)men is a challenge as the audience is usually composed of students of different backgrounds and interests. On one hand, the lecture is meant to bring all students to a basic level of chemistry required for future studies, on the other hand, certain concepts are discussed in much more depth than what students know from school. While it is already a balancing act to teach the content to students with little chemistry knowledge without boring those who took intensive classes at school, the University of Fribourg adds a challenge by teaching officially bilingual classes.

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Published

2021-02-28

How to Cite

[1]
K. M. Fromm, Chimia 2021, 75, 39, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2021.39.