Central Ideas in Chemistry: An Alternative Perspective

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Abstract

Central ideas define fundamental understandings in a domain and frame curriculum development, instruction, and assessment. How these central ideas are conceptualized can thus have a major impact on what teachers and instructors do in the classroom and on the understandings that students develop. This commentary presents a reflection on how central ideas are traditionally presented in introductory chemistry courses and suggests an alternative way of framing these understandings to convey a more authentic view of the nature of our discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2016

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Central Ideas in Chemistry : An Alternative Perspective. / Talanquer, Vicente A.

In: Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 93, No. 1, 12.01.2016, p. 3-8.

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