In this paper we describe the Chemistry Attitudes and Experiences Questionnaire (CAEQ) developed to measure first year university chemistry students' attitude-towards-chemistry, chemistry self-efficacy, and their learning experiences. The instrument was developed to maximise construct validity, by reference to a sound theoretical framework and evaluation of… (More)
From mid-October 2013 to the beginning of November 2013, New South Wales (NSW) experienced a significant sustained bushfire spring period in the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and the Southern Highland causing property damages in those areas, and high pollution (particle and ozone) episodes over the metropolitan areas of Sydney. This paper studied the… (More)
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