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ERIC Number: ED442623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Past, Present and Future of General Chemistry in the PUC-Rio.
Farias, Percio A. M.; Goulart, Mauricio S.; de Mello, Paulo Correa
This manuscript describes the role of chemistry as a vehicle for understanding many other basic sciences and engineering based on the experience acquired in the General Chemistry course at the "Center Technical-Scientific" at the Pontific Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CTC-PUC-Rio). A description of the history of the General Chemistry course is presented, including the discussion of emends, course structure, learning systems, textbooks, and teachers' formation and their role. It also describes actual activities in the course such as the integration of chemistry with the environment. The laboratory course, the structure of the involved group and the role of each one, and the main difficulties such as emend amplitude and the school routine are also analyzed. Due to the difficulty of choosing an adequate textbook, a structure of a notebook is presented that contains the emend and its relation to many fields of science, enriched with exercises and examples. A new proposal to solve many existing problems is presented, including the creation of Special Topics in General Chemistry after the regular one, and the utilization of software including important contents to a modern engineer formation. (Author/MVL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil