Dr Claire McDonnell: Conference Presentations

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Invited Speaker Presentations

  • C Mc Donnell, ‘Motivating and Engaging Chemistry Students – Achievable Goal or Holy Grail?’, Variety in Chemistry Education Conference, Loughborough University, UK, August 2010.
  • C Mc Donnell, ‘From Chemical Reactions to Community Interaction - Developing Authentic Learning’, Advancing Undergraduate Chemistry Education Symposium, University of Liverpool, UK, February 2010.

Oral presentations

  • C  Mc Donnell, D Kett and M Seery, ‘Did It Work? Research Awareness and Readiness Evaluation of Undergraduate Students’, 21st Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education, University of North Texas, USA, July 2010.
  • C. Mc Donnell and O. Kelly, ‘An American tale – Sharing stories from the biennial conference on chemical education (BCCE)’, 3rd European Variety in Chemistry Education with Variety in Chemistry Education, University of Manchester, UK, August 2009.
  • C Mc Donnell, C O’Connor and M Seery ‘Now for the Science Bit - Implementing Pilot Students Learning With Communities Projects for DIT Chemistry Students, Campus Engage International Conference on Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, June 2009.
  • C Mc Donnell, C O’Connor and M Seery, ‘What’s The Verdict: Student and Staff Evaluations of Project-Based Learning & Context-Based Learning Practicals’, 20th Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education, Indiana University, USA, July 2008.
  • C Mc Donnell, C O’Connor and M Seery, ‘Implementing Pilot Projects in Service Learning in Chemistry: An Irish Perspective’, 20th Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education, Indiana University, USA, July 2008.
  • C Mc Donnell, C O’Connor and M Seery, ‘A Pilot Project in Community-Based Learning for Chemistry’, Variety in Chemistry Education Conference, University of Leicester, UK, August 2007.
  • C Mc Donnell, C O’Connor and M Seery, ‘Continuous Improvement in e-Learning:  Investigating the Effect and Impact of Our WebCT Chemistry Support Initiative (CSI) and Implications for Further Enhancement of the Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Developed, EdTech 2007, DIT, May 2007.
  • C. Mc Donnell, M. Galvin and R. More O’Ferrall, ‘By How Much is Protonated Benzene Stabilised by Coordination to Iron Tricarbonyl? - Investigating a Route from Cis- to Trans-Arenedihydrodiols’, 11th European Symposium on Organic Reactivity, Faro, July 2007.
  • C. Mc Donnell and C. O’Connor, ‘Scaffolding for Success - Supporting and Motivating Chemistry Learners at Third Level’, 25th ChemEd-Ireland Conference, University of Limerick, October 2006.
  • C. Mc Donnell, C. O’Connor and M.K. Seery, ‘A Digital Space Odyssey in Chemical Education – Development of Online Tutoring Skills and the Application of ICT to Teach Transferable Skills’, 8th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Budapest, August 2006.
  • C. Mc Donnell and C. O’Connor, ‘Teaching and Learning Strategies Developed to Support Learning and Improve Retention of Chemistry Students in Higher Education’, European Variety in Chemistry Education, Krakow, July 2005.
  • C. Mc Donnell and C. O’Connor, ‘Creating a Virtual Learning Environment for Chemistry’, DIT e-learning Summer School, Aungier Street, Dublin Institute of Technology, June 2005.
  • C. Mc Donnell and C. O’Connor, ‘Learning Support (Virtual and Hands-On) in Chemistry Education’, DIT Showcase of Learning and Teaching Innovations, FOCAS Institute, Dublin Institute of Technology, May 2005
  • C. Mc Donnell and C. O’Connor, “Learning Support and Retention of Chemistry Students in Higher Education”, 18th International Conference on Chemical Education, “Chemistry Education for the Modern World”, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2004.
  • C. Mc Donnell, ‘Supporting the Learning of Non-traditional Undergraduate Chemists’, Variety in Chemistry Education (U.K. and Ireland) Conference, Dublin City University, September 2003.

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