I'm hoping some high school science/chemistry teachers may be able to offer me some advice. I am a final year chemistry undergraduate and have applied for School Direct training for Sept '17. For personal reasons I have had to change my dissertation project to one which is non-lab based. I have agreed with my supervisor that I can write something which is related to both chemistry and education (11-16) as long as it has an element of research to satisfy the requirements of the module. My first thought is that I could look into the effectiveness of interactive games to help learners understand some of the more challenging concepts at GCSE (perhaps redox, electrolysis, equilibrium, etc.) - possibly designing board or card games which the learner can use before using a quiz to determine the effectiveness of the resource compared to a 'chalk and talk' format. I wondered if any high school teachers on here had any feedback on my idea, or perhaps had any other suggestions for an area that I could do research into chemistry education, particularly anything which might be useful in terms of education research, or which might be beneficial to my teaching career. TIA.