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ERIC Number: EJ1159625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Mapping the Teaching of History of Chemistry in Europe
Suay-Matallana, Ignacio; Sanchez, JoseĀ“ Ramon Bertomeu
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n2 p133-136 Feb 2017
Recent developments in the field of history of chemistry have introduced new topics, challenges, and connections to a broad range of scientific, political, cultural, economic, and environmental issues. New audiences for the history of chemistry have emerged along with new topics, protagonists, spaces, and historical narratives. This paper summarizes the main results of a recent survey to map the current situation of the teaching of history of chemistry in Europe. We review how and where history of chemistry is taught in Europe, considering not only graduate students in science programs, but also other audiences such as science teachers, and the general public. This paper also provides updated information on journals, museums, and teaching resources across Europe. Finally, it considers how recent educational reforms have affected the teaching of history of chemistry, while evaluating the main risks and challenges for the discipline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe
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