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MICER22 will be held online on Friday 20th May 2022. The meeting will be a more bijou affair this year, with an afternoon (UK time) focussing on methods in education research associated with student engagement. We look forward to hosting you.

Michael Seery & Bunmi Ibrahim


Registration for MICER is now formally closed, but if you wish to attend, please email michael.seery@open.ac.uk to receive the registration link and joining details.

Registration is £15 for general attendees and £5 for students & unwaged.


The main event of course is the invited speakers and the schedule is below. Typically for MICER, participants read the assigned pre-reading prior to the meeting, as this allows presenters get straight into the interesting bits about methods. All times are British Summer Time (BST).

Poster allocation

AM session (11:00-11:45 am BST) PM session (3:00-3:45 pm BST) 
Poster 3 Poster 1 
Poster 4 Poster 2 
Poster 5 Poster 6 
Poster 10 
Poster 8 Poster 11 
Poster 9 Poster 13 
Poster 12 Poster 14 
Poster 16 Poster 15 
Poster 17  Poster 7 

Fri 20th May 2022

11 – 11.45                           Poster Session 1 [Link to Posters]

11.45 – 12.00                     Welcome and Intro

12.00 – 12.40                     Demet Kirbulut and Joshua Reid

Pre-reading: Reid, J. W., Kirbulut Gunes, Z. D., Fateh, S., Fatima, A., Macrie-Shuck, M., Nennig, H. T., … & Talanquer, V. (2022). Investigating patterns of student engagement during collaborative activities in undergraduate chemistry courses. Chemistry Education Research and Practice23, 173-188. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/rp/d1rp00227a

Session focus on methods to explore engagement in group activity in class

12.40 – 12.45                     Screen break

12.45 – 1.25                       Richard Blackburn, Russ Kitson, and Bo Kelestyn

Pre-reading: Greaves, R., Kelestyn, B., Blackburn, R. A., & Kitson, R. R. (2021). The Black Student Experience: Comparing STEM Undergraduate Student Experiences at Higher Education Institutions of Varying Student Demographic. Journal of Chemical Education99(1), 56-70. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00402

Session focus on evaluating student experience, especially the optimisation of Heron’s methodology.

1.25 – 1.55                          Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather sessions aim to allow people to gather to discuss a particular topic of interest informally. They are hosted by a chair(s) who proposed the topic, but discussion is open and aims to further shared understanding or interest in a topic. Ahead of the meeting, the following themes were proposed, but please let us know if you want to suggest one up to (and even on!) the day.

  1. Sustainability in Chemistry Education, chaired by Vicky Hilborne, UCL & Lynda Dunlop, York
  2. Competency assessment (including social), chaired by Jenny Burnham, Sheffield
  3. Online practical work, chaired by Louise MacBrayne, Open University
  4. Eye-tracking research, chaired by Nicole Graulich, Axel Langner, Irina Braun, Giessen

1.55 – 2.10                          Break

2.10 – 2.50                          Jack Barbera and Nicole Naibert

Pre-reading: Naibert, N., & Barbera, J. (2022). Development and Evaluation of a Survey to Measure Student Engagement at the Activity Level in General Chemistry. Journal of Chemical Educationhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c01145

Session focus on implementation and interpretation of student engagement instrument

2.50 – 3.00                          Screen break

3 – 3.45                                 Poster Session 2 [Link to Posters]               

3.45                                        Wrap up/optional BoAF

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