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A review of research on the teaching and learning of chemical kinetics

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Abstract

We review literature on the teaching and learning of chemical kinetics at both the secondary and tertiary levels. Our aim in doing so is to summarize research literature, synthesize recommendations for future research, and suggest implications for practitioners. Two main bodies of literature emerged from the chemical kinetics education research: student understanding and instructional approaches to teaching. The student understanding findings are discussed in light of the anchoring concepts content map for general chemistry. We also review relevant literature about research on undergraduate mathematics education, as mathematics is often used as the primary language of communicating chemical kinetics. Finally, we discuss directions for future research and implications for practice.

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Submitted
25 Sep 2015
Accepted
09 Jan 2016
First published
11 Jan 2016

Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2016,17, 246-262
Article type
Review Article
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A review of research on the teaching and learning of chemical kinetics

K. Bain and M. H. Towns, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2016, 17, 246
DOI: 10.1039/C5RP00176E

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