07-05-2018 09:11 AM
Rochester Institute of Technology
I teach largely General & Analytical Chemistry. My students are largely STEM non-Chemistry majors with a few Chemical Engineers thrown in.
The biggest challenge is the motivational level of the students. They almost resent being "forced" to take chemistry. As a result, they are attempting to survive the course, not master the course.
07-05-2018 10:48 AM - edited 07-05-2018 11:10 AM
I can relate Joe. I used to teach statistics and research methods to students in the humanities. It was like pulling teeth. I used as many examples as I could think of to interest them. I'm a huge "news hound" and speaking of chemistry, I came across this video a while back about the chemistry of ice cream that had me curious even though I never took chemistry:
I assume you've tried this sort of approach?