Why is it relevant to learn the big ideas in chemistry at school?

Onno De Jong, Vicente A Talanquer

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Abstract

Science in general and chemistry in particular are important parts of our intellectual and cultural heritage because they provide very valuable descriptions, explanations, and predictions regarding the natural world. However, answers to the questions of what to teach in secondary schools and why to teach it have been the subject of debate for many years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRelevant Chemistry Education: From Theory to Practice
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages11-31
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789463001755, 9789463001748
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    De Jong, O., & Talanquer, V. A. (2015). Why is it relevant to learn the big ideas in chemistry at school? In Relevant Chemistry Education: From Theory to Practice (pp. 11-31). Sense Publishers.