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Facilitating Conceptual Change in Students’ Understanding of the Periodic Table

Authors: Niaz, Mansoor, Luiggi, Marniev

  • Provides guiding principles for the teaching of the periodic table
  • Gives examples of students' concept maps created as part of the teaching intervention
  • Uses multiple data sources to validate results and recommendations​
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This book is about how students are taught the periodic table. It reviews aspects of the periodic table’s development, using the history and philosophy of science. The teaching method presented in this book is ideal for teaching the subject in high school and at introductory university level.
Chemistry students taught in this new, experimental way are compared with those taught in the traditional way and the author describes how tests found more conceptual responses from the experimental group than the control group.
The historical aspects of importance to this teaching method are: the role of the Karlsruhe Congress of 1860; the accommodation of the chemical elements in the periodic table; prediction of elements that were discovered later; corrections of atomic weights; periodicity in the periodic table as a function of the atomic theory; and the accommodation of argon.
The experimental group of students participated in various activities, including:  discussion of various aspects related to the history and philosophy of science; construction of concept maps and their evaluation by the students; PowerPoint presentations; and interviews with volunteer students.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Facilitating Conceptual Change in Students’ Understanding of the Periodic Table

    Niaz, Mansoor (et al.)

    Pages 1-49

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01086-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01085-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Facilitating Conceptual Change in Students’ Understanding of the Periodic Table
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01086-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01086-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01085-4
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 49
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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