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Emden, M.; Weber, K.; Sumfleth, e. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
One of the most central tenets of chemistry education is developing an understanding of the processes that involve the Transformation of Matter. Current German curricula postulate content-related abilities ("Kompetenzen") that are expected to be achieved by secondary students when graduating from the lower secondary level at grade 10.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Scientific Concepts
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Caspari, I.; Kranz, D.; Graulich, N. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Research in organic chemistry education has revealed that students often rely on rote memorization when learning mechanisms. Not much is known about student productive resources for causal reasoning. To investigate incipient stages of student causal reasoning about single mechanistic steps of organic reactions, we developed a theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Logical Thinking, Scientific Principles
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Semmler, Luzie; Pietzner, Verena – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Creativity has become an increasingly important competence in today's rapidly changing times, especially for school graduates who strive for pursuing a technical or scientific career. But creativity has not been integrated in the lessons or curricula of STEM subjects. To successfully integrate it in the classroom, it is important to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, STEM Education, Preservice Teachers