© 2003

Chemical Education: Towards Research-based Practice

  • John K. Gilbert
  • Onno De Jong
  • Rosária Justi
  • David F. Treagust
  • Jan H. Van Driel

Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Chemistry and Chemical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. Sibel Erduran, Eric Scerri
      Pages 7-27
    3. James H. Wandersee, Phyllis Baudoin Griffard
      Pages 29-46
    4. Rosaria Justi, John Gilbert
      Pages 47-68
    5. Mary B. Nakhleh, John Polles, Eric Malina
      Pages 69-94
  3. The Curriculum for Chemical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-100
    2. Wobbe De Vos, Astrid Bulte, Albert Pilot
      Pages 101-124
    3. Deborah Corrigan, Peter Fensham
      Pages 125-141
    4. Susan Stocklmayer, John Gilbert
      Pages 143-164
  4. Teaching and Learning about Chemical Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-188
    2. Keith S. Taber, Richard K. Coll
      Pages 213-234
    3. George M. Bodner, J. Dudley Herron
      Pages 235-266
  5. Teaching and Learning About Chemical Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-270
    2. Jan H. van Driel, Wolfgang Gräber
      Pages 271-292
    3. Rosária Justi
      Pages 293-315
    4. Onno De Jong, David Treagust
      Pages 317-337
    5. Martin J. Goedhart, Wolter Kaper
      Pages 339-362

About this book


Chemical education is essential to everybody because it deals with ideas that play major roles in personal, social, and economic decisions. This book is based on three principles: that all aspects of chemical education should be associated with research; that the development of opportunities for chemical education should be both a continuous process and be linked to research; and that the professional development of all those associated with chemical education should make extensive and diverse use of that research. It is intended for: pre-service and practising chemistry teachers and lecturers; chemistry teacher educators; chemical education researchers; the designers and managers of formal chemical curricula; informal chemical educators; authors of textbooks and curriculum support materials; practising chemists and chemical technologists. It addresses: the relation between chemistry and chemical education; curricula for chemical education; teaching and learning about chemical compounds and chemical change; the development of teachers; the development of chemical education as a field of enquiry. This is mainly done in respect of the full range of formal education contexts (schools, universities, vocational colleges) but also in respect of informal education contexts (books, science centres and museums).


base chemistry education electrochemistry thermodynamics vocational education

Editors and affiliations

  • John K. Gilbert
    • 1
  • Onno De Jong
    • 2
  • Rosária Justi
    • 3
  • David F. Treagust
    • 4
  • Jan H. Van Driel
    • 5
  1. 1.The University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Federal University of Minas GeriasBrazil
  4. 4.Curtin University of TechnologyAustralia
  5. 5.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chemical Education: Towards Research-based Practice
  • Editors J.K. Gilbert
    Onno de Jong
    Rosária Justi
    David F. Treagust
    Jan H. van Driel
  • Series Title Science & Technology Education Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1112-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1184-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-47977-9
  • Series ISSN 1878-0482
  • Series E-ISSN 1878-0784
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 430
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Chemistry/Food Science, general
    Science Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Learning & Instruction
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"The chapters are clearly written and are of sufficient length to provide in-dpeth treatment of each topic. [...] there is a wealth of research information about students' abilities to solve problems but there is little known about teachers' understanding of basic chemical knowledge. [...] the book will be of considerable interest to all chemistry teachers and chemical educationalists."
(Education in Chemistry, March 2004)