February 8, 2019 Seminar: What Makes a C Student a C Student?

February 8, 2019
Seminar: What Makes a C Student a C Student?
Host: Megan Conner

CSIE|UM hosted a research seminar by Professor Diane Bunce on February 8th, 2019. Professor Bunce is the 2019 recipient of the ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry and a Professor Emerita from The Catholic University of America.

Her research seminar, entitled “What makes a C student, a C student?”, detailed her group’s work to identify differential study approaches used by students of different achievement levels in general chemistry.

Her findings suggest that students receiving A/B course grades adopt a deep study approach, whereas students receive C course grades adopt a mix of deep and surface study approaches.