University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 256-262.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202004122

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Online Teaching of Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Improvement of Research Ability: Research Interest, Home Lab and Thinking as a Chemist

Weiguang Zhao, Ying Guan()   

  • Received:2020-04-30 Accepted:2020-05-08 Published:2020-05-13
  • Contact: Ying Guan


When the course was online this semester because of the outbreak of COVID-19, we explored a way to help students thinking as a chemist via home lab. We focused on the student-centered teaching method instead of the teacher-centered one, which was named as "I-Think-Talk-Do it myself" and "You talk-I do", respectively. It is demonstrated that home lab is an efficient way to raise students' interest in chemistry and improve their research abilities, including the abilities to summarize literatures, design and optimize an experiment, observe, identify and solve problems. The teaching results and the feedback from students were also discussed.

Key words: Organic chemistry laboratory, Research ability, Online teaching, Home lab