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Thursday, August 7 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
W59: Misconceptions in chemistry

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Students develop their own understanding of how "nature really works." These pre-concepts are brought to school and teachers have to reflect and act on them for better instruction. In addition, there are "school-made misconceptions" which originate from inappropriate curriculum and instructional materials. This workshop is aimed to help teachers and professors diagnose and cure the pre-concepts. Participants will do several key hands-on activities that expose learner's misconceptions. This will be followed by discussion of ideas, criticizing prior knowledge and finally presenting the correct chemical concepts.

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Dr. Al Hazari

Dir. of Labs & Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
--- Director, Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories--- Lecturer, General, Organic and Biochemistry--- Lecturer, Science Education for K-12 Teachers--- Co-author, “Misconceptions in Chemistry” Book--- Director, K-12 Science & Engineering Outreach Program--- Former President., Southern... Read More →

Thursday August 7, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
PAD 107
  Assessment  Concept Issues