#MICER17 Participant Reflection 4

Have you thoughts to share on #MICER17? If so, please send me a link to your own blog or the text to post it directly onto this website. Reflections are welcome from those who attended on the day and those who followed the conference on Twitter. 

From: http://www.possibilitiesendless.com/

“Methods in Chemistry Education Research 2017 was last week. I didn’t make it down to London for it but did submit a poster and followed along a bit on Twitter.

I’ve been to a few of these style of events, initially as ‘Getting Started in Pedagogic Research 2012, I missed one in 2013, showed up in 2014 then attended MICER 2016 last year.  I’ve not yet made my way fully through the Storify of MICER 2017 or the other reflective posts but I have a few thoughts on the necessity of such meetings…” Continue reading at

http://www.possibilitiesendless.com/2017/05/micer-2017/

#MICER17 Participant Reflection 3

Have you thoughts to share on #MICER17? If so, please send me a link to your own blog or the text to post it directly onto this website. Reflections are welcome from those who attended on the day and those who followed the conference on Twitter. 

From: https://handwavingchemistry.wordpress.com/

“On Friday 19th May, it was the second annual Methods In Chemistry Education Research conference, held once more at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London and run by Michael Seery. Again, the conference was a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the tools, methods, and philosophies used when conducting research into chemistry education. It was particularly great to see an increasing number of chemistry education researchers at the postgraduate level, and there will be a specific satellite meeting for these folks at ViCE/PHEC in August!”

Patrick has a series of posts planned – at the moment you can read:

An overview summary: tl;dr: https://handwavingchemistry.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/micer17-conference-reflections/

Reflections on Suzanne Fergus: https://handwavingchemistry.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/micer17-reflection-1-suzanne-fergus/

#MICER17 Participant Reflection 2

Have you thoughts to share on #MICER17? If so, please send me a link to your own blog or the text to post it directly onto this website. Reflections are welcome from those who attended on the day and those who followed the conference on Twitter. 

From: https://mistrygroup.wordpress.com/

“…The Royal Society of Chemistry launched the Methods in Chemistry Education Research conference last year to discuss the practicalities of performing chemistry education research. I was able to attend this year’s offering, even presenting an online poster. Here’s what I enjoyed and what I’ll take back with me to Leeds…”

Continue reading on: https://mistrygroup.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/methods-in-chemistry-education-research-2017/

#MICER17 Participant reflection 1

Have you thoughts to share on #MICER17? If so, please send me a link to your own blog or the text to post it directly onto this website. Reflections are welcome from those who attended on the day and those who followed the conference on Twitter. 

From https://dave2004b.wordpress.com/

“At the sumptuous RSC Library at Burlington House, we gathered Methods in Chemistry Education Research 2017,  a day of lectures, activities and catching up with friends and colleagues. From school teachers to a Professor Emeritus, we gathered with a common purpose – to spend a day thinking about methods in chemical education research…”

[continue reading at: https://dave2004b.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/micer17-review/]

Storify of #MICER17 tweets

Many thanks to Simon Lancaster who has completed a Herculean task of compiling tweets under the #MICER17 hashtag – you can view it at:

https://storify.com/S_J_Lancaster/methods-in-chemistry-education-research-2017-59206957b315d6014beaaaac

Edit: Storify is closing, so I have added Simon’s collection of these tweets here:

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I missed quite a lot of these tweets through the Twitter search, so it is great to have these on record.

#MICER17 Reflection

My own reflections on MICER17:

Two related themes emerged for me from the Methods in Chemistry Education Research meeting last week: confidence and iteration.

Let’s start where we finished: Georgios Tsaparlis’ presentation gave an overview of his career studying problem solving. This work emerged out of Johnstone’s remarkable findings around working memory and mental demand (M-demand).1,2 Johnstone devised a simple formula – if the requirements of a task were within the capability of working memory, students would be able to process the task; if not, students would find it difficult. This proposal was borne out of the plots of performance against complexity (demand) which showed a substantial drop at the point where M-demand exceeded working memory, and these findings seeded a remarkable amount of subsequent research. Continue reading at http://michaelseery.com/home/index.php/2017/05/reflections-on-micer17/