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Engaging Learners with Chemistry

Projects to Stimulate Interest and Participation

Advances in Chemistry Education Series


Keith S. Taber, University of Cambridge, UK

Series editors:

Avi Hofstein, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Vicente Talanquer, University of Arizona, USA

David Treagust, Curtin University, Australia

Editorial Advisory Board:

George Bodner, Purdue University, USA, Mei-Hung Chiu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Rosaria da Silva Justi, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, Onno De Jong, Utrecht University, Netherlands, Ingo Eilks, University of Bremen, Germany, Murat Kahveci, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey, Vanessa Kind, Durham University, UK, Stacey Lowery Bretz, Miami University, USA, Hannah Sevian, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, Daniel Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Marcy Towns, Purdue University, USA, Georgios Tsaparlis, University of Ioannina, Greece.

Titles in the Series:

1: Professional Development of Chemistry Teachers: Theory and Practice

2: Argumentation in Chemistry Education: Research, Policy and Practice

3: The Nature of the Chemical Concept: Re-constructing Chemical Knowledge in Teaching and Learning

4: Creative Chemists: Strategies for Teaching and Learning

5: Engaging Learners with Chemistry: Projects to Stimulate Interest and Participation

How to obtain future titles on publication:

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Engaging Learners with Chemistry

Projects to Stimulate Interest and Participation

Edited by

Ilka Parchmann

The Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Germany

Shirley Simon

University College London, UK


Jan Apotheker

University of Groningen, Netherlands


Advances in Chemistry Education Series No. 5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-508-0

PDF ISBN: 978-1-78801-608-7

EPUB ISBN: 978-1-83916-127-8

Print ISSN: 2056-9335

Electronic ISSN: 2056-9343

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

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