Preliminary findings from the current study on discursive characteristics of student learning in the pharmaceutical physical chemistry laboratory (Hendra Agustian & Bente Gammelgaard) have been presented at the 26th International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Conference on Chemistry Education in Cape Town, South Africa. The presentation was intended to disseminate some early findings and invite discussions on a fairly new methodology adopted in this study. Much interest came from other chemistry education researchers, including those focusing on metacognition, learning analytics, and argumentation in the laboratory. The conference has its own section on rethinking laboratory instruction post-pandemic, and the IQ Lab found a home there. We look forward to establishing a new network of intercontinental scholars in this field.