Chemistry in sport: Context-based e-learning in chemistry

Nicholas M. Potter, Tina L. Overton

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This paper details the design and use of a learning resource for independent learning in chemistry. The course presents chemistry in the context of sport and draws upon a number of models of teaching and learning, including the Perry scheme of intellectual development, multiple intelligences (MI) theory, problem/context-based learning (P/CBL), mind mapping, case studies and web-based independent learning. The resource was produced as a website containing the context, content, and the tasks to be completed as part of the assessment. Hyperlinks to additional content and external web-pages were also included. The students' response to the learning resource was positive; they enjoyed the course, found the context interesting and the presentation helpful. The assessment marks compared well with those from other modules taken by the same students in the same academic year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry Education Research and Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Case-study
  • Chemistry in context
  • Chemistry in sport
  • Independent learning
  • Sport
  • Web-based learning

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