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Scientific Visualisations for Developing Students' Understanding of Concepts in Chemistry: Some Findings and Some Lessons Learned
Teaching Science Vol. 60, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 30–38
Scientific visualisations such as computer-based animations and simulations are increasingly a feature of high school Science instruction. Visualisations are adopted enthusiastically by teachers and embraced by students, and there is good evidence...
Beyond "Inert" Ideas to Teaching General Chemistry from Rich Contexts: Visualizing the Chemistry of Climate Change (VC3)
Peter G. Mahaffy; Thomas A. Holme; Leah Martin-Visscher; Brian E. Martin; Ashley Versprille; Mary Kirchhoff; Lallie McKenzie; Marcy Town
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 94, No. 8 (2017) pp. 1027–1035
As one approach to moving beyond transmitting "inert" ideas to chemistry students, we use the term "teaching from rich contexts" to describe implementations of case studies or context-based learning based on systems thinking that ...