Implications of Mass Education on Chemistry Higher Education

Christine O'Connor
The following paper discusses the implications of government policy on widening of participation at third level institutes. The increase in 'non-traditional' students has been widely recognised on an international scale; however some inequality issues still exist. The 'struggles' associated with widening of participation and creating a 'new' student type is discussed in particular reference to chemistry education. A change in mindset of staff on their pedagogical approach to cater for a diverse
more » ... student body with a broad range of learner types is required. This must be supported from a departmental and institutional level. A look at the literature to investigate what best practice may be in supporting the 'new' third level student is reviewed. In conclusion a view at what the future may hold for third level institutes catering for the 'new' student type is summarised.
doi:10.21427/d7mj09 fatcat:t5fwewci4bdrphx2gexkavqbpe