University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (3): 99-112.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201906053

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From Knowledge to Intelligence: In-Depth Teaching and Learning―The Design and Practice of "Analytical Chemistry" for Interdisciplinary Program in Chemical Biology

Hongying Zhong*()   

  • Received:2019-06-26 Accepted:2019-07-04 Published:2019-08-12
  • Contact: Hongying Zhong


The compulsory basic course "analytical chemistry" that is designed for the interdisciplinary training program in chemical biology has been used as an example for the proof-of-principle demonstration of in-depth teaching and learning. In this work, several important issues will be discussed in-detail, including the construction of relational knowledge structures and multi-dimensional curricular settings, in-depth learning environment with rich contents, academic engagement and progressive logic inference, combination of heuristic and flipped classroom model, analysis and research of course books, extracurricular activities, evaluation of learning processes and organization of various resources. Through the exploration of effective ways for in-depth learning and teaching of "analytical chemistry", not only higher order of thinking skills and cognitive engagement but also the nature of subjects as well as thoughts and methods are expected to be achieved by students in the processes of motivated learning. It is aimed to boost the transformation of personal knowledge to professional accomplishments and core capabilities.

Key words: In-depth learning, In-depth teaching, Analytical chemistry, Knowledge, Intelligence


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