Introduction to the 2006-7 Survey:
The 2006-7 project served as a pilot study to develop questionnaire and interview questions aimed at examining factors affecting the high school to university transition as it relates to chemistry. This page presents a summary of the findings, as provided for under the terms set out in the project's ethical review application and approved by the University of Toronto's Ethics Review Office (proposal #19052.)
Please direct any questions about the findings to the principal investigator.
- CUTG Meeting: “How well does high school prepare you for university chemistry?”
- Slides for a presentation made at the Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Group meeting, August 2007, University of Toronto. This provides both a profile of the students responding to our first questionnaire, as well as preliminary findings and recommendations of interest to first-year chemistry instructors.
- UT-TL Symposium: “How Well Does High School Prepare Students for University Chemistry?”
- Poster presented at the University of Toronto's 2nd Teaching and Learning Symposium, October 25th 2007, University of Toronto. This provides a slightly different presentation of the 2006-7 survey and interview data, with general recommendations for University 1st-year instructors.
- STAO Conference: “How well does high school prepare you for university chemistry?”
- Slides for a presentation made at the Science Teacher's Association of Ontario (STAO) conference, November 15th-17th November 2007, Toronto. This presentation has more detailed analysis of some of the survey data, and includes recommendations suggested by the students undertaking the research project