Associate Professor Gwendolyn Lawrie – BSc Sheff.Hallam, GDipEd Qld., PhD Cran.
Dr Denise Adams – GCHEd, PhD Qld.
Dr Andrew Allsebrook – PhD St And.
Ms Fiona Arbuthnot
Dr Sue Bennett – PhD Qld.
Associate Professor Joanne Blanchfield – BSc, PhD Qld.
Dr Bruce D’Arcy – PhD UNE
Professor James De Voss – BSc Qld., PhD Camb.
Ms Tammie Fair – BA Tas.
Professor Mary Garson – BA, PhD Camb.
Ms Husnaa Khan
Dr Efpraxia Kartsonaki – GradDipEd(Sec) QUT, MSc Sheff., BSc, PhD Qld.
Associate Professor Ross McGeary – BSc, PhD Monash
Ms Katherine Raymont – AssocDipAppChem Q.I.T
Associate Professor Mark Riley – BSc Syd., PhD Tas.
Mr David Rosolen – BSc Qld.
Dr Philip Sharpe – GCHEd, PhD Qld.


Over 3500 students enrol in first year chemistry (FYC) annually at UQ and they represent up to 47 different programs of study. These student cohorts are diverse in terms of their academic preparation, academic ability and career aspirations. Seeded through a curriculum review process that was initiated in 2012, a large team of academic and professional staff have collaborated, as the FYC Teaching Team, since then to deliver the unique FYC program. The FYC program was designed through engagement with program representatives from multiple faculties to ensure learning progressions that would maximise student learning outcomes from a suite of five courses (CHEM1090, CHEM1100, CHEM1200, CHEM1221, CHEM1222) across three semesters. The FYC curriculum has been developed to embed innovative teaching practices, informed by research literature, including technology enhanced assessment and undergraduate research experiences. An innovative and sustained team approach to communication and reflective practices has generated evidence that an adaptive and responsive program has been established that enhances student learning through flexible and multimodal delivery of learning environments, assessment and learning support. The outcome is a strong and successful FYC program that enhances student learning. 

First Year Chemistry Teaching Team from The University of Queensland on Vimeo.

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