Tools of Chemistry Education Research

Author: Diane M. Bunce,Renèe S. Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780841230286


Page: 368

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Tools of Chemistry Education Research meets the current need for information on more in-depth resources for those interested in doing chemistry education research. Renowned chemists Diane M. Bunce and Renée S. Cole present this volume as a continuation of the dialogue started in their previous work, Nuts and Bolts of Chemical Education Research. With both volumes, new and experienced researchers will now have a place to start as they consider new research projects in chemistry education. Tools of Chemistry Education Research brings together a group of talented researchers to share their insights and expertise with the broader community. The volume features the contributions of both early career and more established chemistry education researchers, so as to promote the growth and expansion of chemistry education. Drawing on the expertise and insights of junior faculty and more experienced researchers, each author offers unique insights that promise to benefit other practitioners in chemistry education research.

Current Debates in Sociology & Philosophy

Current Debates in Social Sciences Series Volume 26

Author: Şükrü Aslan,Bora Erdağı

Publisher: IJOPEC

ISBN: 1912503387

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

View: 2092

The articles in this book focus on some areas where classical sociology usually leaves out. In this respect, it is placed in a channel determined by critical sociological approach. This channel is an area where thousands of different forms of sociality and acquisitions are collected (relations, tensions, reflections, conflicts, compromises, change, transformation, etc.). The sociology of everyday life is also discusses, understands and explains the area of socialites that remain in this area. It must be noted that the sociology of everyday life not only reveals the place of individuals within the community, but also the place of sociality in "society". The sociological articles of the book in your hand are an example of this approach and initiative. In this book you will find two philosophical articles dealing with sociological articles from a more theoretical ground. In the modern world we will see that the current philosophy is not as archaic as it might seem, but in fact it has important potentials to understand this reified world.

Green Chemistry Education

Changing the Course of Chemistry

Author: Paul T. Anastas,Irvin Jay Levy,Kathryn E. Parent

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 9780841274471

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2108

Green Chemistry - a new approach to designing chemicals and chemical transformations that are beneficial for human health and the environment - is an area that continues to emerge as an important field of study. Practitioners design to be more sustainable the materials, products, and processes that are the basis of our technologically advanced society and economy. Molecular designers are seeing new performance capabilities in the products, new efficiencies in the processes, and achievements in meeting the goals for protecting human health and the environment in a profitable way. Educators have recognized that Green Chemistry principles and practice have not been a part of traditional training in chemistry, and are not part of the skill sets of most practicing chemists. Leaders in Green Chemistry education have developed a wide range of new approaches, courses, tools, and materials that have been introduced and demonstrated in the chemistry curriculum in colleges and universities around the U.S. This ACS Symposium Series Book collects the current research and advances in the field of green chemistry, with an emphasis on providing educators with the knowledge and tools needed to incorporate recent information about this field into the chemistry curriculum. This volume is an outstanding resource for any chemical educator wishing to deepen, broaden, or begin the inclusion of green principles and practices into their teaching or research. Given the current interest in green chemistry, this timely book provides an invaluable snapshot of green chemistry education, highlighting best practices from the first decade of greening the chemistry curriculum.

Online Approaches to Chemical Education

Author: Pia M. Sörensen,Dorian A. Canelas

Publisher: ACS Symposium

ISBN: 9780841232471

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 1052

The world wide web has been in existence for just over twenty-five years, but already its potential for impacting education appears to be infinite. Online platforms provide increasingly sophisticated tools for the mass dissemination of knowledge and sharing of ideas. These platforms can currently be accessed by the more than half of the people on Earth who have access to the internet in 2017, and the infrastructure for the internet continues to expand rapidly into developing global locations. Today, online learning is an important current topic for contemporary educators in diverse fields. The chapters in this book address these topics specifically for the field of chemistry, giving overviews of existing work as well as "snapshot in time" examples of the work being conducted in this area. The purpose of the book is to examine the relevant successes, challenges, research findings, and practical examples in online approaches to chemistry education.

Nuts and bolts of chemical education research

Author: Diane M. Bunce,Renée S. Cole

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780841269514

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 7642

Nuts and Bolts of Chemical Education Research is book that would be useful for the chemist who is writing the educational outreach or evaluation component of a grant or planning his own chemical education research project. This book brings to the surface the key elements that are common to both. These key elements include establishing clear goals and research questions for your efforts: placing your outreach or research on a firm theoretical foundation so that the results of your work expand the current state of knowledge; developing an outreach or research design that address the goals and questions asked; locating, developing and testing the validity-reliability of the tools used in the study; selecting appropriate data analyses from quantitative, qualitative or mixed design disciplines to address the questions asked; writing conclusions based upon the data presented; and describing the implications of the outreach or research effort for chemistry practitioners. This book will address these key issues from a pragmatic point of view in an effort to assist those who are engaged or considering becoming engaged in this type of scholarly activity.

Computer-Aided Data Analysis in Chemical Education Research (CADACER)

Advances and Avenues

Author: Tonya Gupta

Publisher: ACS Symposium

ISBN: 9780841232440

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 6786

This book offers interesting ways to look at research problems in education research by using Computer-aided tools. The focus of the book is to solve problems, to answer research questions in innovative ways using modern technology, and to look at and make sense of data by using tools that add both order and efficiency. Educators began using computers for developing and disseminating curriculum in the 1960's. The next five decades (1960-2010) saw a revolution as educational research underwent a transformation from being manual to computer based. The emphasis of this book is on how one might use various computer software or programs in different ways to support the management of the data and the analysis process. Author Tonya Gupta's motivation of this book comes from discussions in the field of chemical and science education about research methods and the availability of computer-aided tools that were available. The book aims to advance these discussions and provide new ideas to readers on the use of data analysis tools.

Chemistry Education

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends

Author: Javier García-Martínez,Elena Serrano-Torregrosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527679332

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

View: 5604

Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.

Relevant Chemistry Education

From Theory to Practice

Author: Ingo Eilks,Avi Hofstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463001751

Category: Education

Page: 390

View: 2796

This book is aimed at chemistry teachers, teacher educators, chemistry education researchers, and all those who are interested in increasing the relevance of chemistry teaching and learning as well as students' perception of it. The book consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter focuses on a certain issue related to the relevance of chemistry education. These chapters are based on a recently suggested model of the relevance of science education, encompassing individual, societal, and vocational relevance, its present and future implications, as well as its intrinsic and extrinsic aspects. “Two highly distinguished chemical educators, Ingo Eilks and AviHofstein, have brought together 40 internationally renowned colleagues from 16 countries to offer an authoritative view of chemistry teaching today. Between them, the authors, in 20 chapters, give an exceptional description of the current state of chemical education and signpost the future in both research and in the classroom. There is special emphasis on the many attempts to enthuse students with an understanding of the central science, chemistry, which will be helped by having an appreciation of the role of the science in today’s world. Themes which transcend all education such as collaborative work, communication skills, attitudes, inquiry learning and teaching, and problem solving are covered in detail and used in the context of teaching modern chemistry. The book is divided into four parts which describe the individual, the societal, the vocational and economic, and the non-formal dimensions and the editors bring all the disparate leads into a coherent narrative, that will be highly satisfying to experienced and new researchers and to teachers with the daunting task of teaching such an intellectually demanding subject. Just a brief glance at the index and the references will convince anyone interested in chemical education that this book is well worth studying; it is scholarly and readable and has tackled the most important issues in chemical education today and in the foreseeable future.” – Professor David Waddington, Emeritus Professor in Chemistry Education, University of York, United Kingdom


Author: Hans-Walter Heldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827404923

Category: Botanical chemistry

Page: 597

View: 2130

Nunmehr liegt die 2., grA1/4ndlich A1/4berarbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage des gut eingefA1/4hrten Lehrbuches von Hans-Walter Heldt, einem der renommiertesten deutschen Pflanzenbiochemiker, vor. Der Autor spannt den Bogen von der Photosynthese A1/4ber PrimAr- und SekundArstoffwechsel sowie Phytohormone bis hin zu aktuellen Themen wie Molekulargenetik und Gentechnik. Die Pflanzenbiochemie ist auch auf vielen Feldern der angewandten Forschung von groAer Bedeutung, etwa in der Pflanzenzucht und Biotechnologie sowie der Wirkstoff-Forschung an Pflanzen. Neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse fanden Eingang in dieses Buch, und an vielen Stellen zeigt der Autor die Grenzen unseres derzeitigen Wissens auf. Kompetenz und AktualitAt, klare Darstellung und gute VerstAndlichkeit - das sind die Kennzeichen dieses Lehrbuches. Mit sorgfAltig erstellten zweifarbigen Abbildungen erfA1/4llt es einen hohen didaktischen Anspruch und reiht sich unter die besten Biochemie-LehrbA1/4cher. ((Foto wie auf 1. Auflage, liegt sicherlich in Produktion als Film)) Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Heldt, Jahrgang 1934, leitet die Abteilung fA1/4r Biochemie der Pflanze am Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut fA1/4r Pflanzenwissenschaften der UniversitAt GAttingen. Seine Forschungsinteressen gelten dem Photosynthese-Stoffwechsel hAherer Pflanzen und dem Metabolitentransport. FA1/4r seine Arbeiten wurde er 1993 mit dem Max-Planck-Forschungspreis ausgezeichnet. Dozentenstimmen zur 1. Auflage: ”Das Buch hat den Mut, komplexe Sachverhalte einfach darzustellen und notfalls auf die letzten Feinheiten und Varianten zu verzichten. Trotzdem bleibt die Darstellung korrekt, und sie ist auf dem aktuellen Stand. Das ist genau das, was die Studenten brauchen.>Pflanzenbiochemie aus einem GuA; in der Tiefe und in der Breite mit groAem VerstAndnis fA1/4r Regulation und Funktionen in der ganzen Pflanze. Auf so etwas haben wir lange gewartet.

Die Ordnung der Dinge

Im Reich der Elemente

Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850030

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 7119

Woraus besteht die Welt, woraus Mikroben, Meere, der Mensch? Kean gelingt etwas Schönes: Man kapiert’s auch ohne dröge Formeln. Das Hauptgebäude der modernen Chemie, das Periodensystem der Elemente, sieht langweilig aus, doch in ihm verbergen sich spannende Geschichten über Alchimisten, Entdecker und Goldgräber, Medizinalräte und Quacksalber, Kriegsstrategen, Spione, Geschäftemacher und Spinner. So macht Naturwissenschaft Spaß! Das periodische System der Elemente ist nicht nur eine große wissenschaftliche Leistung, sondern auch eine Schatzkiste voller skurriler Episoden, die von Leidenschaft, Abenteuern, Betrug und Besessenheit handeln. Während Kean die Grundbausteine des Universums und die Ordnung, die sie schaffen, erklärt, erzählt er zugleich, welche Rolle sie vom Urknall bis heute gespielt haben. Wie etwa Gerhard Domagk das Leben seiner Tochter riskierte, um die ersten Antibiotika zu entwickeln. Wie Portugal sowohl den Nazis als auch den Alliierten zu astronomischen Preisen Wolfram lieferte, weil beide Seiten es dringend für den Krieg brauchten.

Chemie im Kontext

Sekundarstufe II ; [Kontexte, Medien, Basiskonzepte ; mit CD]

Author: Reinhard Demuth,Ilka Parchmann,Bernd Ralle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783060142507


Page: 568

View: 7640

Chemistry and the Environment

Pedagogical Models and Practices

Author: Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Katherine C Lanigan,Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Elizabeth S Roberts-Kirchhoff,Mark A. Benvenuto,Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kendra R Evans,Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering Alexa Rihana-Abdallah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780841231184

Category: Environmental chemistry

Page: 128

View: 1150

As evidenced by the chapters within this volume, the field of chemical pedagogy is diverse. Models employed by authors of these chapters include guided-inquiry learning, peer-mentoring, service learning opportunities, project-based exercises, flipped classrooms, and studies-abroad. While these approaches differ, the one common thread is the use of environmental topics to capture the attention of students who then use chemistry concepts to further explain those issues and concepts. "Chemistry and the Environment: Pedagogical Models and Practices" focuses on context-based pedagogy in which chemistry concepts are presented to students through the examination of environmental issues and concepts. These examples of context-based instructional practices are diverse, and evaluation for each requires its own methodology. Therefore, there is a great need in the chemical education community for more published examples of practices and assessment tools for chemical educators. This much-needed book provides examples for those interested in applying chemistry concepts to environmental topics to stimulate student learning.

Innovative Uses of Assessments for Teaching and Research

Author: Lisa K. Kendhammer,Kristen L. Murphy,American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780841230354

Category: Chemistry

Page: 212

View: 4551

Instruction and assessment are so common to teaching and learning that for many readers this may be second nature. There are certainly many kinds of instruction and assessment available to instructors, and these are chosen based on many factors. Thinking beyond standard content tests, considering other, innovative assessments, we may enjoy a richer picture of what students know or understand by investigating prior knowledge, misconceptions, motivations, or self-concept. The book is organized into four general sections: ehe first section describes the processes by which assessments are constructed and used. The second section focuses on what is learned from assessments in an informal environment, including the use of practice exams and feedback provided to help students reflect on their own learning. Formal classroom assessments and the decisions associated with different assessments and techniques comprises. the third section. The final section focuses on assessment goals and innovative investigations of student learning with descriptions of new assessments and new online tools for measuring student understanding.

Modern NMR Spectroscopy in Education

Author: David Rovnyak,Robert Stockland

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 9780841239951

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 8866

This book is intended to be a comprehensive resource for educators seeking to enhance NMR-enabled instruction in chemistry. This book describes a host of new, modern laboratories and experiments.