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Context-based chemistry: The Salters approach

Bennett, J. and Lubben, F.E. (2006) Context-based chemistry: The Salters approach. International Journal of Science Education, 28 (28). pp. 999-1015. ISSN 0950-0693

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Abstract

This paper describes briefly the development and key features of one of the major context-based courses for upper high school students, Salters Advanced Chemistry. It goes on to consider the research evidence on the impact of the course, focusing on teachers' views, and, in particular, on students' affective and cognitive responses. The research evidence indicates that students respond positively to the context-based approach adopted in Salters Advanced Chemistry, and that they develop levels of understanding of chemical ideas comparable with those taking more conventional courses. Finally, issues to do with the development and evaluation of large-scale curriculum projects are considered.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Education (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 14 May 2009 11:15
Last Modified: 14 May 2009 11:15
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690600702496
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/09500690600702496
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6438

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