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Relevant Chemistry Education

From Theory to Practice

Editors: Eilks, Ingo, Hofstein, Avi (Eds.)

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  • Many reforms claim to make chemistry education more relevant to the students – this book explains what is meant and provides ideas on how to do it.

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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

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • From Some Historical Reflections on the Issue of Relevance of Chemistry Education Towards a Model and an Advance Organizer – A Prologue

    Pages 1-10

    Eilks, Ingo (et al.)

  • Why is it Relevant to Learn the Big Ideas in Chemistry at school?

    Pages 11-31

    Jong, Onno De (et al.)

  • Chemistry and Everyday Life: Relating Secondary School Chemistry to the Current and Future Lives of Students

    Pages 33-54

    Childs, Peter E. (et al.)

  • Learning Chemistry to Enrich Students’ Views on the World they Live In

    Pages 55-78

    Sevian, Hannah (et al.)

  • Epistemic Relevance and Learning Chemistry in an Academic Context

    Pages 79-100

    Taber, Keith S.

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eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-6300-175-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relevant Chemistry Education
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Practice
Editors
  • Ingo Eilks
  • Avi Hofstein
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-175-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-175-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 390
Topics