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Student-generated content: using PeerWise to help support chemistry understanding and increase student engagement in a first year module. Dr Suzanne Fergus & Dr Stewart Kirton Department Pharmacy, School Life and Medical Sciences.
Student-generated content: using PeerWise to help support chemistry understanding and increase student engagement in a first year module
Dr Suzanne Fergus & Dr Stewart Kirton
Department Pharmacy, School Life and Medical Sciences
co-taught to undergraduate students from Deptof Pharmacy (n= 223) and Dept Health and Environmental Science (n=180).
Too much content. Not enough exam practice.
Would like more access to exam questions
A lot of information I found was like A-level, making it hard to remain engaged
Hard to repeat work done inside out at A level and still be engaged in lectures
Provide sample exam paper with answers
Staff produce more practice questions
What about Week 12 Progress Test
Start Module with Contextualised Examples
Mixed abilities in cohort
..being able to remember all the names, properties and reactions involving different molecules.
The amount of content per lecture can be a challenge.
….remembering all the material.
The amount of material that needs to be learned. The huge difference between material learned at A-level compared to now.
Lectures sometimes feel like information overload…. Chemistry has many details that are often difficult to remember.
Students view, answer, and give feedback to their peers
Free to use
Peerwise Question Development
Due in Week 10, Friday 30th Nov at 18:30
You are assigned two chemistry theory topics (which are also covered in Semester A lectures). You are required to create an MCQ on each topic, answer 5 questions, comment on 3 questions and rate other students’ questions for quality and difficulty.
on “How to Register with Peerwise”
It is very useful because I can find answers and explanations to various questions that I do not understand. moreover, I understood and learnt a lot of things by answering the questions in peerwise
It definitely helps when revising for exams
I thought it was an effective way of learning about how much you understood a certain topic as you had to understand something in order to write a question about it.
I'd question how beneficial it is compared to other revision/learning techniques. A lot of the questions written by students looked like they were written quickly and were unchallenging.
Peerwiseis good to use, however the fact that it is your own choice to answer which ever question you prefer, it is easy to just choose the easy questions and not attempt the more challenging ones.
There is that cynical feeling knowing that a student wrote the question so there is that doubtful factor an lack of confident in the answer and a explanation for the MCQ.