International Perspectives On Chemistry Education, Research, And Practice
by Charlie Cox /
2019 / English / PDF
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Strategies for improving teaching and student success in secondary and post-secondary chemistry classrooms is widely researched nationally and internationally. The development of high quality instruction is key to retaining students in STEM fields, as well as, developing standards for deeper learning and application of course content. The latter is particularly important given the central nature of chemistry to STEM fields which is reflected by the number of majors that require a minimal exposure to chemistry theory and practice. The idea of gathering international perspectives emerged from our participation in the ACS Chemical Education international committee and from hosting ACS symposia focusing upon international relations and research. To broaden perspectives of chemical education through an international lens, researchers in Australia, Turkey, Romania, Costa Rica, Singapore, the Netherlands, Greece, Slovenia, and Canada contributed chapters with a focus upon topics ranging from assessment, safety, pedagogy, metacognition, to outreach. In addition to symposium presenters, other contributors were invited based upon their knowledge of chemical education theory and practice.