Haxton, KJ and Darton, R (2019) International Group Work for Sustainable Chemistry. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 14 (1). ISSN 1740-9888

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As part of a transnational degree programme, students in the UK and China were linked together to carry out group work. This was enabled by having two versions of our FHEQ Level 4 Sustainable Chemistry module; in person for UK students, and by distance learning for Chinese students. Groups were instructed to discuss issues relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their respective countries and report back individually. Students who found the assignment interesting were more likely to indicate they would keep in touch, while those students who had fewer interactions or found the assessment guidelines unclear found the assignment less interesting and were less likely to wish to remain in touch. This kind of assignment is an example of what can be done with links to other institutions around the world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, chemistry, sustainability, sustainable development, sustainable chemistry
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 10:10
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7430

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