Misconceptions in chemistry : addressing perceptions in chemical education / Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek.

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...

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Online Access:Electronic book from Springer Complete
Main Author: Barke, Hans-Dieter, 1946-
Other Authors: Hazari, Al. Yitbarek, Sileshi.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Berlin : Springer, ©2009.
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Summary: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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 294 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9783540709893
3540709894
9783540709886
3540709886
1281904376
9781281904379
9783642090004
3642090001
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