Changing How We Teach Acid-Base Chemistry

  title={Changing How We Teach Acid-Base Chemistry},
  author={Maria Rut Jim{\'e}nez-Liso and Luisa L{\'o}pez-Banet and Justin Dillon},
  journal={Science \& Education},
  pages={1291 - 1315}
We propose explicit and implicit approaches for the teaching of acid-base chemistry based on research into the history and nature of science (NoS). To support these instructional proposals, we identify four rationales for students to understand acid-base processes: daily life, socio-scientific, curriculum, and history of science. The extensive bibliography on misconceptions at all educational levels justifies the need for a change from the usual pedagogical approaches to teaching the acid-base… 
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