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The Future of Laboratory Chemistry Learning and Teaching Must be Accessible

Egambaram, Orielia, Hilton, Kira, Leigh, Jennifer, Richardson, Robert, Sarju, Julia, Slater, Anna, Turner, Bethan (2022) The Future of Laboratory Chemistry Learning and Teaching Must be Accessible. Journal of Chemical Education, 99 (12). pp. 3814-3821. ISSN 0021-9584. E-ISSN 1938-1328. (doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00328) (KAR id:99164)


This commentary is a call to make the future of chemistry laboratories accessible and inclusive. We draw from research and lived experience to put forward a list of recommendations for laboratory-based teaching. Our authorial team includes undergraduate and postgraduate chemistry students, graduate teaching assistants, teaching-focused and traditional research and teaching academics, and a Diversity Equality Inclusion (DEI/EDI) academic expert. We all have lived experiences of disability, chronic illness, neurodivergence, and other marginalizations related to race, religion, sexuality, or other characteristics. We believe that laboratory-based chemistry learning environments, teaching, assessment, and resources should be accessible to all students and staff.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00328
Uncontrolled keywords: Commentary, First-Year Undergraduate/General, Second-Year Undergraduate, Upper-Division Undergraduate, Graduate Education/Research, Laboratory Instruction, Safety/Hazards, Laboratory Management, Minorities in Chemistry, Student-Centered Learning
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Funders: Royal Society of Chemistry (
UK Research and Innovation (
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Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 16:21 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 19:37 UTC
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Egambaram, Orielia.

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Hilton, Kira.

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Leigh, Jennifer.

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