Problems and Problem Solving in Chemistry Education: Analysing Data, Looking for Patterns and Making Deductions
Scaffolding Metacognition and Resource Activation During Problem Solving: A Continuum Perspective
Deconstructing the Problem-solving Process: Beneath Assigned Points and Beyond Traditional Assessment
It Depends on the Problem and on the Solver: An Overview of the Working Memory Overload Hypothesis, Its Applicability and Its Limitations
Problem Solving Using NMR and IR Spectroscopy for Structural Characterization in Organic Chemistry
Assessing System Ontology in Biochemistry: Analysis of Students’ Problem Solving in Enzyme Kinetics
Problem Solving in the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory: Is This Something That Happens?
Using Team Based Learning to Promote Problem Solving Through Active Learning
Technology, Molecular Representations, and Student Understanding in Chemistry
An Educational Software for Supporting Students’ Learning of IR Spectral Interpretation
Exploring Chemistry Problems with Computational Quantum Chemistry Tools in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum
Methodological and Epistemological Issues in Science Education Problem-solving Research: Linear and Nonlinear Paradigms
Postscript – Two Issues for Provocative Thought: (a) The Potential Synergy Between HOTS and LOTS (b) When Problem Solving Might Descend to Chaos Dynamics
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About this book
Problem solving is central to the teaching and learning of chemistry at secondary, tertiary and post-tertiary levels of education, opening to students and professional chemists alike a whole new world for analysing data, looking for patterns and making deductions. As an important higher-order thinking skill, problem solving also constitutes a major research field in science education. Relevant education research is an ongoing process, with recent developments occurring not only in the area of quantitative/computational problems, but also in qualitative problem solving.
The following situations are considered, some general, others with a focus on specific areas of chemistry: quantitative problems, qualitative reasoning, metacognition and resource activation, deconstructing the problem-solving process, an overview of the working memory hypothesis, reasoning with the electron-pushing formalism, scaffolding organic synthesis skills, spectroscopy for structural characterization in organic chemistry, enzyme kinetics, problem solving in the academic chemistry laboratory, chemistry problem-solving in context, team-based/active learning, technology for molecular representations, IR spectra simulation, and computational quantum chemistry tools. The book concludes with methodological and epistemological issues in problem solving research and other perspectives in problem solving in chemistry.
With a foreword by George Bodner.