Chemistry education: Ten facets to shape Us

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The chemistry knowledge that we want our students to develop is rich, complex, and multifaceted. However, some teachers and instructors at the secondary school and college levels approach it in rather rigid and unidimensional ways. The central goal of this contribution is to describe and discuss 10 different complementary perspectives or "facets" from which chemistry content in introductory courses can be analyzed. This multidimensional view may help chemical educators, particularly those who are new to the profession, enrich their understanding of chemistry as a teaching subject and open the path for diverse reconceptualizations of the chemistry curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)832-838
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 9 2013


  • Chemical Education Research
  • Curriculum
  • Enrichment/Review Materials
  • General Public

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education


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