The Big Picture Podcasts

 

From the authors of the “conceptual” line of science textbooks, this podcast series focuses on the important added benefits one receives when learning the concepts of science within a learning community. This includes improved thinking skills and social skills too. We not only help students prepare for their next exam, we also work to distill the flavor of the overall college experience. This podcast series is a thoughtful step back—a reflection on the meaning of one’s education, which we call the big picture.

 

Our content-rich podcasts are informal, yet professionally recorded and engineered in stereo and with music. Thank you for subscribing or for downloading the audio file to your portable device. Although we direct our attention to the student, we expect instructors and life-long learners will also find these podcasts of great interest. There are two segments to each episode. This includes the “Back Story” where we interview interesting people as we discuss the deeper aspects of learning. This is followed by “Do the Review” where we walk through the pages of each chapter providing commentary and insight. Thank you for your support and helping to spread the word about our Big Picture Podcast series. We are starting with Conceptual Chemistry, which will be followed by efforts with our other conceptual titles.

 

Chem 101: Big Picture Podcast, Episode 01, How to Study Effectively

Episode 01: Introduction and How to Study Effectively


Show Notes

This first episode presents effective study strategies, such as delayed retrieval, interleaving, and step 1 / step 2 learning. This is followed by a review of the first chapter of the Conceptual Chemistry textbook including topics such as the scientific method, basic and applied research, and unit conversion. Advice on how to make good use of the traditional science textbook is also provided.

References:

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning,  Peter C. Brown, et. al. The Belknap Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0674729018.

How To Study Effectively, John Suchocki, 2018.

Transcript:

PDF: Chem101BPP01

Chem 101: Big Picture Podcast, Episode 02, The Anthropology of Learning

Episode 02: The Anthropology of Learning


 

Show Notes

Description:

From the authors of the “conceptual” line of science textbooks, in this second episode we discuss the how cognitive “frames” color our worldview. Recognizing these frames can help us to remain open to new ideas. The yet to be recognized term “collective causation” is used as an example of hypocognition. This is followed by a review of Chapter 2 of Conceptual Chemistry relating to the particulate nature of matter.

References:

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind, Michael Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivery, George R. Mangun, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 2019.

Culture and the Individual: Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance, William W. Dressler, Routledge, New York, NY, 2018.

Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate, George Lakoff, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT, 2014.

Noah Haspray: soundcloud.com/white-kong

Frames
Draw the picture, build the frame
Write the words, remember the names
Everything that happened, happened as such
Feather weight emotions just to touch
You could never see it since you are there
When outside die is beyond compare
Eagles eye, end of the sky
People see what they see, still ask why

Frames of thought, frames of mind
Trapped inside, trace the lines
Old world, enter outside
Own your truth, no need to hide

No eyewitness I can see
Fresh for the times, be who I be
Make a timeline then break free
Own yourself, you can never own me

Noah Haspray
April 2019

Transcript:

PDF: Chem101BPP02

Chem 101: Big Picture Podcast, Episode 03, Team-based Learning

Episode 03: Team-based Learning

Show Notes

Description:

From the authors of the “conceptual” line of science textbooks, in this third episode we interview Brian Pritchard an expert in the area of team based activities and human performance. Attention is given to the value of team-based learning in the classroom and beyond. This is followed by a review of Conceptual Chemistry’s foundational Chapter 3, Elements of Chemistry. Topics include physical and chemical changes, the periodic table, elements and compounds, mixtures, and nanotechnology.

References:

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank, Doubleday & Company, New York, NY, 1946.

The Fifth Discipline: The art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Peter M. Senge, Penguin Random House, New York, NY, 2006.

“We will never transform the prevailing system of management without transforming our prevailing system of education. They are the same system.”   W. Edwards Deming

Transcript:

PDF: Chem101BPP03

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 04

Release Date: May 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 05

Release Date: May 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 06

Release Date: June 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 07

Release Date: June 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 08

Release Date: July 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 09

Release Date: August 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 10

Release Date: August 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 11

Release Date: September 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 12

Release Date September 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 13

Release Date: October 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 14

Release Date: October 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 15

Release Date: November 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 16

Release Date: November 2019

Chem 101: The Big Picture Podcast, Episode 17

Release Date: December 2019