TDSB Eureka Conference Handouts:
One of the aims of the chemical education research project is to provide information of relevance to high school teachers. While the primary focus is obviously on students taking chemistry, much of this information will be equally applicable to other science subjects.
“Solving Problems Using Problem Solving”
Abstract: We will explore the use of different forms of questions as diagnostic and formative assessment tools to tackle alternate (naive) conceptions and promote conceptual understanding. Examples will be discussed in the light of educational research on how students form alternate conceptions, providing insight on teaching strategies to address this.
- Annotated Session Handout including all the examples, references, and solutions from the slides and handout used in the actual session
- Selected slides from the workshop
- Meyer & Land ETL Report 4, “Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge”
- David Perkins’ article on constructivism and troublesome knowledge
- J. Chem. Ed. Question Bank including the Chemistry Concepts Inventory (CCI) questions and answers (the last section on that page).
- Keith E. Stanovich, “Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking that IQ Tests Miss”, Scientific American Mind, 2009, Nov/Dec. issue, 34-39.
- Information for prospective students concerning 1st-year chemistry at the U of T St. George campus (expand the "Prospective Students" item on the left-hand side for the full list of pages)
- Specific information for CHM138, CHM139, & CHM151, as well as a quick comparison chart