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Mon - Physiology Building (63) R360.

Wed -Parnell Building (7) R234.

Thur - Parnell Building (7) R222.

St Lucia

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Dr Gwen Lawrie is a teaching-focussed academic in SCMB and teaches in first, second and third year chemistry, however she has a particular interest in transitions from high school to tertiary studies as well as learning progressions across the curriculum. Gwen's teaching philosophy and strategies have been recognised through faculty, institutional and national awards for inclusive practices and the respect she has for students.

This level 1 chemistry service course is scheduled into the B Pharmacy and B Dental Science Programs. Topics are taught in 3 modules: module 1 (atomic structure, bonding, molecular geometry, hybridisation, stereochemistry and organic chemistry); module 2 (biomolecules, self-assembly, introductory thermodynamics) and module 3 (kinetics, solubility, acids & bases). PowerPoint is used as the platform but the content is structured to encourage active learning.

Gwen has substantial experience in teaching very large classes (up to 500 students) and she tries to incorporate multimodal strategies to give students multiple ways that they can engage with chemistry concepts. To achieve this, she incorporates visual representations through structural models, simulations and demonstrations as well as connecting to real world examples. Gwen also makes sure there are at least two 'in-class' problems that students are encouraged to attempt (with our without clickers), so that they have a chance to apply the concepts that they have just encountered as well as gain feedback from other students and Gwen's modelled answer (using the visualiser).

Gwen says: Like everyone, I have good days and bad days so forgive the latter! I am also happy to receive advice so if you spot something I could do better; please share :-)

Please note the venues for each day:

Mon - Physiology Building (63) R360.

Wed -Parnell Building (7) R234.

Thur - Parnell Building (7) R222.

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Mon - Physiology Building (63) R360.

Wed -Parnell Building (7) R234.

Thur - Parnell Building (7) R222.

St Lucia

Australia

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