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Faculty of Science
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Grao en Química
  Inorganic Chemistry 2
Methodologies Description
Introductory activities Presentation of the subject and its contents, the methodology that is used throughout the course and the criteria that will be used for the assessment.
Guest lecture / keynote speech Classroom activity designed for relatively large groups of students (a maximum of sixty) in which the main contents of the course are presented. The lectures will require the participation of the students asking questions about the lecture and answering those questions raised by the instructor. It is advised that the students read in advance the literature associated to the topic that will be covered by the lecture.
Problem solving On site activities for small to very small groups in which the students must participate actively. A list of problems and exercises will be delivered to the students before the problem-solving sessions. Before attending class, and in order to participate and be evaluated in it, the student must submit the exercises through the online platform available for the course. The problems are discussed and solved by the students following the guidance of the instructor.
Supervised projects Before starting the laboratory practice the student will perform an initial survey of theoretical and preparative aspects related to the experiment that will be carried out in the laboratory. For this purpose, students will make use of the knowledge of the contents of the course and the sources of information recommended by the instructor. This preliminary work and the conclusions drawn from the study will be presented to the instructor in an interview before the laboratory practice starts. The instructor will assess whether the student has gained enough knowledge to start the experiments in the laboratory with safety and with ability to link the experiments with the concepts delivered during the course.
Laboratory practice It will focus on the synthesis and isolation of inorganic substances. The experiments must be carried out with a careful observation of the safety rules, as well as with the efficiency and rigor characteristic of the scientific method. The students will complete a laboratory notebook that will contain three different parts: An overview of the preliminary work developed to prepare the experiment (supervised projects), a detailed description of the execution of the experiment (laboratory diary), and a comment on the results obtained and the conclusions that can be drawn from the experiments.
Objective test The students will answer intermediate tests with short questions combining multiple-choice answer questions, organization, short-answer, discrimination and/or association questions, in some of the sessions scheduled for lectures or problem solving activities. This will help both students and instructors to detect deficiencies related to the contents of the course presented up to that point.
Multiple-choice questions A test will be carried out in the lectures at the end of each lesson, to evaluate the learning of the contents. This test will be made using platforms such as Moodle, Office 365 package tools and / or applications available on the Internet. For this purpose, questions will be asked as a direct question or an incomplete statement, and several options or response alternatives providing possible solutions, of which only one of them is valid, thus seeing the degree of assimilation of the contents of the course by the student.
Document analysis This methodology will help the student to work on relevant content for the subject matter, with activities specifically designed on the platforms for their analysis through the use of audiovisual and / or bibliographic documents (fragments of documentary reports or films, current news, photographs, articles, etc.) available to the student through the online platforms.
Mixed objective/subjective test Written test that will contain different types of exercises: Essay-type questions that require medium or long answers that address a rather general topic, short-answer questions to address more specific issues, Problem-solving questions, which require calculations for their solution or the logical application of the competences that the student has acquired during the course, and Multiple-choice questions.
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