By Anna Kolasa, Iwona Maciejowska (auth.), Mei-Hung Chiu, Hsiao-Lin Tuan, Hsin-Kai Wu, Jing-Wen Lin, Chin-Cheng Chou (eds.)
This edited quantity of papers from the 21st foreign convention on Chemical schooling attests to our swiftly altering figuring out of the chemistry itself in addition to to the doubtless huge, immense fabric adjustments in the way it will be taught sooner or later. masking the complete variety of acceptable themes, the e-book beneficial properties paintings exploring topics as numerous as e-learning and suggestions in guideline, and micro-scale lab chemistry. In sum, the 29 articles released in those pages concentration the reader’s awareness on how one can increase the standard of chemistry educating and studying, selling the general public knowing of chemistry, deploying leading edge expertise in pedagogy perform and learn, and the price of chemistry as a device for highlighting sustainability concerns within the worldwide community.
Thus the formidable twin objective accomplished in those pages is at the one hand to foster advancements within the leaching and verbal exchange of chemistry—whether to scholars or the general public, and secondly to advertise advances in our broader realizing of the topic that might have optimistic knock-on results at the world’s voters and setting. In doing so, the e-book addresses (as did the convention) the forget suffered within the chemistry school room through matters hooked up to globalization, while it outlines how you can carry the topic alive within the school room by using leading edge technologies.
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Chemistry Education and Sustainability in the Global Age by Anna Kolasa, Iwona Maciejowska (auth.), Mei-Hung Chiu, Hsiao-Lin Tuan, Hsin-Kai Wu, Jing-Wen Lin, Chin-Cheng Chou (eds.)