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Professor Catherine Drennan on creating a space for students to discover their passion for chemistry in 5.111SC Principles of Chemical Science.

We need people who understand chemistry to make the world better.

— Prof. Catherine Drennan


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Some terms on this page have been used and adapted from multiple sources, including:

  • ABL Connect
  • Guidelines for Teaching @ MIT and Beyond
  • Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching
  • Chi, Michelene T.H. and Ruth Wylie. "The ICAP framework: Linking cognitive engagement to active learning outcomes." Educational Psychologist, 49(4): 219-243, 2014.
  • Kirschner, Paul A. and Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer. "Ten steps to complex learning: A new approach to instruction and instructional design." Chapter 26 in 21st Centruy Education: A Reference Handbook. Edited by T. L. Good. Sage, 2008. ISBN: 9781412950114.
  • Merrill, M. David. "First principles of instruction." Educational Technology Research and Development, 50(3):43-59, 2002.
  • van Merriënboer, Jeroen J.G. and Paul A. Kirschner. Ten Steps to Complex Learning: A Systematic Approach to Four-Component Instructional Design. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415807968.