Models and Modeling in Science Education

Multiple Representations in Chemical Education

Editors: Gilbert, John K., Treagust, David (Eds.)

  • Addresses the key aspect of chemical education
  • Reviews of evidence of student problems in learning
  • Discussion of chemistry curriculum
  • Includes case studies of successful teaching methods
  • Discusses innovative approaches to teaching
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Chemistry seeks to provide qualitative and quantitative explanations for the observed behaviour of elements and their compounds. Doing so involves making use of three types of representation: the macro (the empirical properties of substances); the sub-micro (the natures of the entities giving rise to those properties); and the symbolic (the number of entities involved in any changes that take place). Although understanding this triplet relationship is a key aspect of chemical education, there is considerable evidence that students find great difficulty in achieving mastery of the ideas involved. In bringing together the work of leading chemistry educators who are researching the triplet relationship at the secondary and university levels, the book discusses the learning involved, the problems that students encounter, and successful approaches to teaching. Based on the reported research, the editors argue for a coherent model for understanding the triplet relationship in chemical education.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Macro, Submicro and Symbolic Representations and the Relationship Between Them: Key Models in Chemical Education

    Gilbert, John K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Learning at the Sub-micro Level: Structural Representations

    Bucat, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 11-29

  • Micro–Macro Thinking in Chemical Education: Why and How to Escape

    Berkel, Berry (et al.)

    Pages 31-54

  • Towards a Better Utilization of Diagrams in Research into the Use of Representative Levels in Chemical Education

    Cheng, Maurice (et al.)

    Pages 55-73

  • Learning at the Symbolic Level

    Taber, Keith S.

    Pages 75-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Representations in Chemical Education
Editors
  • John K. Gilbert
  • David Treagust
Series Title
Models and Modeling in Science Education
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8872-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8872-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8871-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8013-4
Series ISSN
1871-2983
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 367
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations
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