The complexity of learning and understanding in chemical education: Analysis and intervention using detailed learning pathways

  • Thomas Toczkowski Didactics of Chemistry I, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, TU Dortmund University, thomas.toczkowski@tu-dortmund.de
  • Bernd Ralle Didactics of Chemistry I, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, TU Dortmund University, thomas.toczkowski@tu-dortmund.de

Abstract

Using detailed learning pathways to map out students’ construction of knowledge in the topic of stoichiometric relations and chemical formulae; we try to find a new structure to teach enduring ‘stumbling stones’ on every single student’s way to a proper chemical understanding. This paper gives insights into the method of process-focused analysis and the associated design experiment. Furthermore, it presents an individual students’ strategy to calculate stoichiometric relations that could be used as initial help for slower learners.

Published
2015-07-30
How to Cite
Toczkowski, T., & Ralle, B. (2015). The complexity of learning and understanding in chemical education: Analysis and intervention using detailed learning pathways. LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 3(3), 401-408. https://doi.org/10.31129/lumat.v3i3.1037
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