Toward “Reality-Based” Integrative Laboratories in ChE: Introducing Real-Time, Hands-On Troubleshooting

  • Todd Hoare McMaster University, • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

Abstract

The implementation of troubleshooting within a pre-existing expository laboratory is described and evaluated. Student feedback indicated that troubleshooting activities are highly effective in providing a hands-on opportunity to exercise problem-solving skills and gain a better understanding of the whole process in addition to effectively promoting engagement and interactions within the laboratory group. However, the timing, evaluation, and scope of the activity need to be carefully considered to ensure optimal educational value.

Author Biography

Todd Hoare, McMaster University, • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

Todd Hoare is an associate professor of chemical engineering at McMaster University. He obtained his B.Sc. (Eng.) in engineering chemistry at Queen’s University and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at McMaster University. His current research interests lie in the development and engineering of novel smart hydrogel-based materials for solving current drug delivery and tissue engineering challenges.


Published
2015-05-05
Section
Manuscripts