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ERIC Number: EJ1040917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
From Common Sense Concepts to Scientifically Conditioned Concepts of Chemical Bonding: An Historical and Textbook Approach Designed to Address Learning and Teaching Issues at the Secondary School Level
Croft, Michael; de Berg, Kevin
Science & Education, v23 n9 p1733-1761 Sep 2014
This paper selects six key alternative conceptions identified in the literature on student understandings of chemical bonding and illustrates how a historical analysis and a textbook analysis can inform these conceptions and lead to recommendations for improving the teaching and learning of chemical bonding at the secondary school level. The historical analysis and the textbook analysis focus on the concepts of "charge," "octet," "electron pair," "ionic," "covalent" and "metallic bonding." Finally, a table of recommendations is made for teacher and student in the light of four fundamental questions and the six alternative conceptions to enhance the quality of the curriculum resources available and the level of student engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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