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Mental Models: The Role of Representations in Problem Solving in Chemistry
A combination of techniques including field notes collectedin operating classrooms, informal interviews with studentsin a tutorial environment, and formal structured interviewshave been applied toExpand
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Spatial Ability and its Role in Organic Chemistry: A Study of Four Organic Courses.
The relationship between spatial ability and performance in organic chemistry was studied in four organic chemistry courses designed for students with a variety of majors including agriculture,Expand
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This article is structured around nine chemistry questions that allow readers to think about some of the misconceptions graduate students carry even into their graduate training regarding the natureExpand
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Sixth-Grade Students’ Views of the Nature of Engineering and Images of Engineers
This study investigated the views of the nature of engineering held by 6th-grade students to provide a baseline upon which activities or curriculum materials might be developed to introduceExpand
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"It Gets Me to the Product": How Students Propose Organic Mechanisms
The ability to use the curved-arrow or electron-pushing formalism is one of the most vital skills in the organic chemist's repertoire. Their introduction to this formalism occurs when they firstExpand
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Why changing the curriculum may not be enough
Refocusing the General Chemistry Curriculum. Changing the curriculum - the topics being taught - is not enough to bring about meaningful change in science education, we also need to rethink the wayExpand
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Twenty Years of Learning : How To Do Research in Chemical Education 1 2003
It is twenty years since the first symposium on research in chemical education was held at the American Chemical Society meeting in St. Louis in 1984. Over the course of two decades, the number ofExpand
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An analysis of the effectiveness of analogy use in college‐level biochemistry textbooks
Science instructors and textbook authors often use analogies to help their students use information they already understand to develop an understanding of new concepts. This study reports the resultsExpand
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What can we do about ‘Parker’? A case study of a good student who didn't ‘get’ organic chemistry
This paper is based on a qualitative study of seven students enrolled in a two-semester organic chemistry course for chemistry and chemical engineering majors that focused on the reasoning the Expand
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This chapter provides a review of the research literature devoted to the study of problemsolving in chemistry, including research on instructional strategies that might lead toimprovements in students’ problem solving ability. Expand
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