Misconceptions in Chemistry: Addressing Perceptions in Chemical Education / Edition 1

Misconceptions in Chemistry: Addressing Perceptions in Chemical Education / Edition 1

by Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540709886

ISBN-13: 9783540709886

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Over the last decades several researchers discovered that children, pupils and even young adults develop their own understanding of "how nature really works". These pre-concepts concerning combustion, gases or conservation of mass are brought into lectures and teachers have to diagnose and to reflect on them for better instruction. In addition, there are

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Over the last decades several researchers discovered that children, pupils and even young adults develop their own understanding of "how nature really works". These pre-concepts concerning combustion, gases or conservation of mass are brought into lectures and teachers have to diagnose and to reflect on them for better instruction. In addition, there are ‘school-made misconceptions’ concerning equilibrium, acid-base or redox reactions which originate from inappropriate curriculum and instruction materials. The primary goal of this monograph is to help teachers at universities, colleges and schools to diagnose and ‘cure’ the pre-concepts. In case of the school-made misconceptions it will help to prevent them from the very beginning through reflective teaching. The volume includes detailed descriptions of class-room experiments and structural models to cure and to prevent these misconceptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540709886
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Perceptions of Ancient Scientists.- Students’ Misconceptions and How to Overcome Them.- Substances and Properties.- Particle Concept of Matter.- Structure–Property Relationships.- Chemical Equilibrium.- Acid–Base Reactions.- Redox Reactions.- Complex Reactions.- Energy.

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