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Intensive mode learning and threshold concepts

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posted on 2016-10-01, 00:00 authored by Kieran LimKieran Lim
Intensive mode teaching and learning refers to educational activities that occur on fewer days, and longer each day, than a “traditional” unit or module in the discipline. In traditional education, a full-time student would study between four and eight subjects or units per term or per semester at school, TAFE or university. Hence each subject or unit is effectively part-time study, taking up between 10% and 25% of the study hours available in each week. By way of contrast, an intensive mode subject might take between 30% and 100% of the available study hours. Examples include field trips and study tours, during which students devote 100% of the available hours to a single subject. In chemistry, the University of New England and Central Queensland University offer course by distance education, but students are expected to attend compulsory residential schools. During these residential schools, the students participate in chemistry laboratories and tutorials, all day, every day for up to one week.

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Journal

Chemistry in Australia

Volume

2016

Issue

October

Pagination

40 - 40

Publisher

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0314-4240

eISSN

1839-2539

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal

Copyright notice

2016, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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