Our notes are an invaluable source of information we can refer back to at any time. However, the requirements for keeping a laboratory notebook are often unspecified or completely ignored during laboratory classes. Therefore, designing a well-organized laboratory notebook is essential for: (a) monitoring teaching progress, (b) verifying teaching outcomes, (c) personalizing teaching methods for the needs of students and teachers, (d) connecting fundamental chemistry concepts to techniques used, (e) waste generation measurements, (f) sustainable time management, (g) and higher satisfaction of students and teaching personnel.
This user case is dedicated to designing homogeneous requirements regarding the documentation of students’ experimental work, improving collaboration between teaching groups in monitoring learning outcomes, better time management, and minimalizing the resource used.
Development of high-quality documentation of students’ experimental work – laboratory notebooks
Collaboration is an inherent part of our research at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Wrocław. The researchers in our Faculty work on solving complex sustainable development issues using interdisciplinary approaches and internal or external collaboration. We do so by carefully collecting and analyzing data in a well-organized manner through laboratory notebooks and managing our time.
Unfortunately, the didactic situation is the opposite. Cooperation between teaching groups is limited and hampered by the lack of common sustainable development strategies and by unspecified requirements for the documentation of students' experimental work in the form of laboratory notebooks at various courses.
Designed for this purpose micro-MOOC
This CPD scenario describes a User case in which lecturers develop their competence in sound course design and how to facilitate student’s deep learning and development of higher cognitive skills and how to use specific digital tools in teaching for a pedagogical goal and develop attitudes in supporting student development and enabling students’ well-being in a learning process and inclusivity and reflecting on own teaching practice and knowledge sharing.
The approximate duration of a User case that follows this scenario is several weeks.
In this CPD scenario the participants are using a very short open online course, a micro mooc (μmooc) and professionalize in a close connection to their own teaching practice (at their workplace).