Chemistry Education and Sustainability in the Global Age

  • Mei-Hung Chiu
  • Hsiao-Lin Tuan
  • Hsin-Kai Wu
  • Jing-Wen Lin
  • Chin-Cheng Chou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Globalization and Chemical Education

  3. Learning and Conceptual Change in Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Chen@Chong Sheau Huey
      Pages 27-34
    3. Jia-Lin Chang, Chiing-Chang Chen, Chia-Hsing Tsai, Yong-Chang Chen, Meng-Hsun Chou, Ling-Chuan Chang
      Pages 49-57
  4. Teaching Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, Ron Blonder, Avi Hofstein
      Pages 85-96
    3. Norita Mohamed, Mashita Abdullah, Zurida Haji Ismail
      Pages 97-108
    4. Yermesha Kyle, Stephen Bacon, Amber Park, Jameka Griffin, Raicherylon Cummins, Raymond Hooks et al.
      Pages 109-120
    5. Suzana B. Golemi
      Pages 145-154
  5. Curriculum and Assessment in Chemistry Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-156
    2. Hongjia Ma, Gavin W. Fulmer, Ling L. Liang, Xian Chen, Xinlu Li, Yuan Li
      Pages 157-169
    3. Francis Burns, David Frank
      Pages 185-195
    4. Ji-Chyuan Yang, Ching-Yun Hsu, Wen-Jyh Wang, Chia-Hui Tai, Hong-Hsin Huang, Ping-Chih Huang
      Pages 211-220
  6. E-learning and Innovative Instruction

  7. Microscale Lab Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Jose H. Bergantin Jr., Djohn Reb T. Cleofe, Fortunato Sevilla III
      Pages 303-310
    3. Mashita Abdullah, Norita Mohamed, Zurida Haji Ismail
      Pages 311-320
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 347-351

About this book


This edited volume of papers from the twenty first International Conference on Chemical Education attests to our rapidly changing understanding of the chemistry itself as well as to the potentially enormous material changes in how it might be taught in the future. Covering the full range of appropriate topics, the book features work exploring themes as various as e-learning and innovations in instruction, and micro-scale lab chemistry. In sum, the 29 articles published in these pages focus the reader’s attention on ways to raise the quality of chemistry teaching and learning, promoting the public understanding of chemistry, deploying innovative technology in pedagogy practice and research, and the value of chemistry as a tool for highlighting sustainability issues in the global community.

Thus the ambitious dual aim achieved in these pages is on the one hand to foster improvements in the leaching and communication of chemistry—whether to students or the public, and secondly to promote advances in our broader understanding of the subject that will have positive knock-on effects on the world’s citizens and environment. In doing so, the book addresses (as did the conference) the neglect suffered in the chemistry classroom by issues connected to globalization, even as it outlines ways to bring the subject alive in the classroom through the use of innovative technologies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mei-Hung Chiu
    • 1
  • Hsiao-Lin Tuan
    • 2
  • Hsin-Kai Wu
    • 3
  • Jing-Wen Lin
    • 4
  • Chin-Cheng Chou
    • 5
  1. 1., Graduate Institute of Science EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan R.O.C.
  2. 2., Graduate Institute of Science EducationNational Changhua University of EducatioChanghuaTaiwan R.O.C.
  3. 3., Graduate Institute of Science EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan R.O.C.
  4. 4.National Dong Hwa UniversityShoufeng, HaulienTaiwan R.O.C.
  5. 5., College of General EducationHUNGKUANG UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan R.O.C.

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