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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
|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 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 Practice, 23, 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 Education, 99(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.
- Sustainability in Chemistry Education, chaired by Vicky Hilborne, UCL & Lynda Dunlop, York
- Competency assessment (including social), chaired by Jenny Burnham, Sheffield
- Online practical work, chaired by Louise MacBrayne, Open University
- 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 Education, https://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