ERIC Number: EJ262325
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
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Philosophic Insight into Theory Development and Chemical Education.
Cotham, Joseph C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v59 n4 p294-95 Apr 1982
The increased emphasis on theory in undergraduate/introductory chemistry courses suggests a need for beginning students to understand philosophic aspects of scientific theory. Discusses alternative viewpoints on theory development and how misapprehensions about this can influence student creativity; argues for formal introduction to theory development in beginning chemistry courses. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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