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Journal of Chemical Education, 1985
Provides highlights of lectures, workshops, papers, and symposia presented at a conference which addressed such areas of chemical education as college/high school chemistry teaching; curriculum/curriculum development; safety; two-year programs; computers; toxicology and health hazards; problem-solving; writing skills development; textbooks;…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conferences, Higher Education
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Cary, William R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Examines the present state and future of high school chemistry, and whether a crisis exists in chemistry at the high school level. Also proposes a new model for chemistry education and suggests that new materials and sufficient training and retraining are needed to implement new ideas and instructional strategies. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), High Schools
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Schrader, C. L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses instructional strategies and activities designed to help students learn to recognize patterns and to create models to explain patterns. These include laboratory investigations and an exercise in which students are challenged to find the model used for the classroom seating arrangement. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, High Schools, Models, Pattern Recognition
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McKenzie, Garry D. – Journal of Geological Education, 1984
The expanded use of microcomputers, including word processing, to improve productivity of geological educators and students is discussed. Topic areas examined include: computer development and academic use; word processing with microcomputers; instructional uses and other applications; impacts on academia; and acquisition. (BC)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Geology
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Gass, J. Ric – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Discussed are concepts involved in legal liability for laboratory accidents. The focus of this article is on negligence, duty, and responsibility issues. Highlighted are the basis of a lawsuit, negligent tort, duty and breech of duty, and cause and harm. Thirty-one cases are cited. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Gardner, Marjorie – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Discusses changes in chemistry education from 1983 to 1988. Describes the past and present situation of chemistry education. Reports on current teacher education programs. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lippincott, W. Thomas; Bodner, George M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Past, present, and future trends in chemical education are discussed. Among the areas considered are the earliest traditions in chemistry, lessons learned from past experiences, research in chemical education, fostering excellence in precollege science education, and instructional innovation in chemistry. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science
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Davis, Jeff C. Jr.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Described are the camps, competitions, and tests of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad. International competition, local exams, participating high schools, and national exams are highlighted. A summary of test results from the 1988 national examinations are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Competition, Educational Opportunities
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Seymour, Jerry; Longden, Bernard – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Reports results of procedures directed at isolating and identifying students' difficulties in comprehending the concepts involved in lessons about gas exchange and respiration. Indicates that pupils (n=137) had deficient understanding of prerequisite concepts and tended to operate at the concrete operational level, whereas the highly abstract…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests