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Akkuzu, Nalan; Uyulgan, Melis Arzu – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
The current study examines the performance and achievement of students in the Systematic Qualitative Analyses of Cations (SQACs). We sought answers to questions such as, "What are the students' levels of performance?" and "What is the relation between the average scores for performance and achievement?." This was done by using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Science Achievement, Inquiry
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Haglund, Jesper; Andersson, Staffan; Elmgren, Maja – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Entropy is a central concept in thermodynamics, but has been found to be challenging to students due to its abstract nature and the fact that it is not part of students' everyday language. Interviews with three pairs of engineering students (N = 6) were conducted and video recorded regarding their interpretation and use of the entropy concept, one…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts, Thermodynamics, Syntax
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González, Antonio; Paoloni, Paola-Verónica – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Research in chemistry education has highlighted a number of variables that predict learning and performance, such as teacher-student interactions, academic motivation and metacognition. Most of this chemistry research has examined these variables by identifying dyadic relationships through bivariate correlations. The main purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Metacognition, Undergraduate Students
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Herranen, Jaana Kristiina; Vesterinen, Veli-Matti; Aksela, Maija Katariina – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to create an instrument to measure elementary teachers' interest in teaching chemistry. The interest in chemistry teaching instrument (ICTI) was created to measure both the affective and cognitive components of interest. After establishing the face and content validity of the instrument, the internal consistency of the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Gulacar, Ozcan; Overton, Tina L.; Bowman, Charles R.; Fynewever, Herb – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2013
A coding scheme is presented and used to evaluate solutions of seventeen students working on twenty five stoichiometry problems in a think-aloud protocol. The stoichiometry problems are evaluated as a series of sub-problems (e.g., empirical formulas, mass percent, or balancing chemical equations), and the coding scheme was used to categorize each…
Descriptors: Stoichiometry, Protocol Analysis, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Overton, Tina; Bugler, Myfanwy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
Previous research has revealed that problem solving and attainment in chemistry are constrained by mental capacity and working memory. However, the terms mental capacity and working memory come from different theories of cognitive resources, and are assessed using different tasks. The current study examined the relationships between mental…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Problem Solving, Short Term Memory, Science Instruction
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Padilla, Kira; Van Driel, Jan – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to capture the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of university professors about quantum chemistry. More specifically, we aimed to identify and analyze relationships between specific PCK components, using an adapted version of the model of PCK of Magnusson "et al.". A sample of university professors (n = 6)…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, College Faculty
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Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2010
The aim of the present paper is two-fold. First, it attempts to support previous findings on the role of some psychometric variables, such as, M-capacity, the degree of field dependence-independence, logical thinking and the mobility-fixity dimension, on students' achievement in chemistry problem solving. Second, the paper aims to raise some…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Problem Solving, Robustness (Statistics), Multiple Regression Analysis
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Cooper, Melanie M.; Sandi-Urena, Santiago; Stevens, Ron – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2008
Metacognition is fundamental in achieving understanding of chemistry and developing of problem solving skills. This paper describes an across-method-and-time instrument designed to assess the use of metacognition in chemistry problem solving. This multi method instrument combines a self report, namely the Metacognitive Activities Inventory…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Problem Solving, Metacognition, Skill Development
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Overton, Tina; Potter, Nicholas – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2008
Problem solving is an essential skill for undergraduate chemists to acquire. Many problem solving activities encountered on undergraduate programmes are algorithmic, and require lower order cognitive skills to be applied in order to reach a solution. We have developed a number of open-ended problems that use a real life context and require the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Problem Solving, Chemistry, Undergraduate Students