Monday, July 16, 2012

Why Take Organic Chemistry? Part 5

Educational Significance 

My colleague Peter Beak makes a valuable observation:
Too many students are unable to make the transition [from algorithmic to non-algorithmic approaches], and while not literally failing the course, miss the opportunity to develop an important professional and intellectual skill at this point. For those who are flexible and capable in problem solving, the course can be a turning point in intellectual development.
I am motivate to teach in a way that will help more of my students realize this turning point.


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