The Chemistry Classroom: Formulas for Successful Teaching

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Aimed at chemists who teach at the high school and introductory college level, this valuable resource provides the reader with a wealth of knowledge and insight into Dr. Herron's experiences in teaching and learning chemistry. Using specific examples from chemistry to illustrate principles of learning, the volume applies cognitive science to teaching chemistry and explores such topics as how individuals learn, teaching problem solving, concept learning, language roles, and task involvement. Includes learning exercises to help educators decide how they should teach.
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It's almost a cliche to hear students complain (usually about science instructors) that teachers know their subject, but can't teach it. Herron (physical sciences, Morehead State U.) addresses that problem by presenting a crash course in methods specifically written for high school and college level chemistry teachers, sharing useful theories on intelligence, learning, problem solving, teaching concepts, the role of language in teaching, and techniques to motivate and promote involvement in the classroom. Fourteen appendices illustrate his ideas on "concept teaching" using chemistry models, and list resources for further study in the area of learning and development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841232983
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: An American Chemical Society Publication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 776,471
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

The People A Framework for Discussion Eternal Verities Intelligence How We Learn Implications for Teaching Problem Solving Teaching Problem Solving Concept Learning Analyzing Concepts To Clarify Their Meaning Difficulties in Teaching Concepts Relationships Among Concepts: Propositions, Principles, and Rules The Role of Language in Teaching Chemistry Generalized Intellectual Skills Scientific Reasoning Teaching Generalized Intellectual Skills Values in Science Teaching Motivation and Chemistry Teaching Promoting Task Involvement and Intrinsic Motivation

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