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美国加州大学圣地亚哥分校化学与生物化学系:Barbara A. Sawrey教授 (化学教育)


     Chemical education: development of computer-based multimedia to assist student learning of complex scientific processes and concepts

     Barbara A. Sawrey


B.S. Baldwin-Wallace College, 1973;
M.A. San Diego State University, 1982;
Ph.D. Jointly from University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, 1983;
Appointed to faculty, 1984;
Co-Director, Doctoral Program in Mathematics and Science Education, 1993-;
Vice-Chair for Education, 1994-;
UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997;
American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women in the Chemical Sciences, 2002.

Their research is focused on (1) how to promote meaningful learning in college science teaching, i.e., how to assist students to store more information in a memorable, readily usable fashion, and (2) how to facilitate the development of effective problem solving skills. Specifically, they investigate the role interactive, computer-based multimedia packages can play in learning and how effective they are as tools to encourage the understanding of complex scientific processes and concepts. They study the impact of a systematic, computer-based representation of a scientific topic on a student's learning and recall of that topic.

To accomplish their goals, they develop curriculum software that adds a visual dimension to the teaching of science, allowing students to visualize events happening on the microscopic and molecular level. For instance, in the software module titled "Spectrophotometry" students can explore the interaction of light and matter, follow the mathematical derivation of Beer's Law, and practice the operation of a UV-visible virtual spectrophotometer using an on-screen working model. At all times, students using the software are in control of the pace and path. They determine the extent of interactivity with which they are comfortable.

  2002年美国化学会国家奖获得者 (ACS 2002 National Award Recipients)

Summary by 杨宏伟 on 2003-12-01

Last updated by 杨宏伟 on 2003-12-01

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