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ERIC Number: EJ1028699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Chemistry Education: Ten Facets to Shape Us
Talanquer, Vicente
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n7 p832-838 Jul 2013
The chemistry knowledge that we want our students to develop is rich, complex, and multifaceted. However, some teachers and instructors at the secondary school and college levels approach it in rather rigid and unidimensional ways. The central goal of this contribution is to describe and discuss 10 different complementary perspectives or "facets" from which chemistry content in introductory courses can be analyzed. This multidimensional view may help chemical educators, particularly those who are new to the profession, enrich their understanding of chemistry as a teaching subject and open the path for diverse reconceptualizations of the chemistry curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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