Misconceptions in Chemistry

Addressing Perceptions in Chemical Education

  • Hans-Dieter Barke
  • Al Hazari
  • Sileshi Yitbarek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 1-7
  3. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 9-20
  4. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 21-36
  5. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 37-66
  6. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 67-102
  7. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 103-144
  8. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 145-172
  9. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 173-206
  10. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 207-234
  11. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 235-260
  12. Hans-Dieter Barke, Al Hazari, Sileshi Yitbarek
    Pages 261-287
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-294

About this book

Introduction

Over the last decades several researchers discovered that children, pupils and even young adults develop their own understanding of "how nature really works". These pre-concepts concerning combustion, gases or conservation of mass are brought into lectures and teachers have to diagnose and to reflect on them for better instruction. In addition, there are ‘school-made misconceptions’ concerning equilibrium, acid-base or redox reactions which originate from inappropriate curriculum and instruction materials. The primary goal of this monograph is to help teachers at universities, colleges and schools to diagnose and ‘cure’ the pre-concepts. In case of the school-made misconceptions it will help to prevent them from the very beginning through reflective teaching. The volume includes detailed descriptions of class-room experiments and structural models to cure and to prevent these misconceptions.

Keywords

Base Chemical Education Curriculum Didactics Didactics of Chemistry Pedagogics Processes of Learning Psychology of Learning Science Education education

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans-Dieter Barke
    • 1
  • Al Hazari
    • 2
  • Sileshi Yitbarek
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Münster FB 12 Chemie und Pharmazie Inst. Didaktik der ChemieFliednerstr. 21Germany
  2. 2.Dept. ChemistryUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  3. 3.Kotebe College of Teacher EducationEthiopia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70989-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70988-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70989-3