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Joki, Jarkko; Aksela, Maija – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Teaching chemical bonding using the octet rule as an explanatory principle is problematic in many ways. The aim of this case study is to understand the learning and teaching of chemical bonding using a research-informed teaching model in which chemical bonding is introduced as an electrostatic phenomenon. The study posed two main questions: (i)…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Partanen, Lauri – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study was to apply current pedagogical research in order to develop an effective course and exercise structure for a physical chemistry thermodynamics course intended for second or third year university students of chemistry. A mixed-method approach was used to measure the impact the changes had on student learning. In its final…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thermodynamics, Science Instruction, Chemistry