Students can find Organic Chemistry both bewildering and arbitrary with obscure mechanisms and random facts to remember. This course will show you how to overcome these difficulties anticipate and address the student misconceptions. You will see activities and resources ready for use the next day in the classroom. The course is led by Tim Jolliff. Tim is an experienced A level chemistry teacher, head of department, author and presenter.
- What are the common misconceptions
- Teaching for deep understanding
- Teaching mechanisms for understanding
- Gaining an overview
Webinar will start at 9:30am and end at 12:30pm
9.30 – 10.45am: Using higher-order thinking
- Changing the paradigm: 2d to 3d thinking
- Teaching nomenclature and NMR
- Changing the paradigm: Shifting the focus to the electrons
11.10 – 12.30pm: Mechanisms & overview – how to teach for understanding
- Overcoming student misconceptions
- Teaching curly arrows mechanism for understanding
- Organic overview
Course Leader: Tim Jolliff
Tim is a teacher, author and educational consultant and trainer. He gained a 1st class honours from Cambridge University in Natural sciences. He has been an A level chemistry teacher for more than 28 years, he is Head of Thinking and learning at Queens College, Taunton having been Head of Chemistry for many years. For the academic year 2006-2006 he was the Royal Society of Chemistry’s School Teacher Fellow writing Chemistry for the Gifted & Talented. These resources are designed to extend and enrich gifted students in their regular chemistry lessons and were published and distributed to schools in 2007. He has been part of the RSC’s Olympiad selection committee and has continued to produce resources for the Royal society of Chemistry: he conceived and wrote the Gridlock and Problem Solving Tutor resources and more recently he wrote the redox module of the RSC’s online cpd.