Learning Chemistry through Games
School of Chemical & Life Sciences Published on 25 May 2018

How would you prefer to learn? Through a card game or the traditional tutorial and worksheets? It’s a no-brainer: The card game, definitely. So did all of our Chemical Technology students. Liew Rou Shen, SCL lecturer, designed a chemistry card game to encourage students of different learning abilities to communicate, cooperate and collaborate in the classroom. She studied the way her students approached the game during lessons and observed that it provided an affective learning environment for them to pick up Chemistry knowledge and skills. Furthermore, they could interact and bond with their classmates in a fun way. Rou Shen shared her findings of the study at the Chemistry National Meeting Singapore last Friday. We hope that her sharing encouraged more educators to design and adopt in-class group games for students.