Tsaparlis, Georgios

Concepts of Matter in Science Education

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Concepts of Matter – Complex to Teach and Difficult to Learn
Georgios Tsaparlis, Hannah Sevian

Part I. Learning Progressions for Teaching a Particle Model of Matter

2. Learning Progression Developed to Support Students in Building a Particle Model of Matter
Joi Merritt, Joseph Krajcik

3. How Students’ Understanding of Particle Theory Develops: A Learning Progression
Philip Johnson

4. Implicit Assumptions and Progress Variables in a Learning Progression About Structure and Motion of Matter
Hannah Sevian, Marilyne Stains

5. At the Beginning Was Amount of Material: A Learning Progression for Matter for Early Elementary Grades
Marianne Wiser, Kathryn E. Frazier, Victoria Fox

Part II. Students’ and Teachers’ Mental Models of the Particulate Nature of Matter

6. Understanding of Basic Particle Nature of Matter Concepts by Secondary School Students Following an Intervention Programme
David F. Treagust, A. L. Chandrasegaran, Lilia Halim, Eng-Tek Ong, Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain, Mageswary Karpudewan

7. The Use of Multiple Perspectives of Conceptual Change to Investigate Students’ Mental Models of Gas Particles
Mei-Hung Chiu, Shiao-Lan Chung

8. The Atom as a Tiny Solar System: Turkish High School Students’ Understanding of the Atom in Relation to a Common Teaching Analogy
Canan Nakiboğlu, Keith S. Taber

9. A Study on the Exploratory Use of Microscopic Models as Investigative Tools: The Case of Electrostatic Polarization
Eleni Petridou, Dimitris Psillos, Euripides Hatzikraniotis, Maria Kallery

10. Teacher Pathways Through the Particulate Nature of Matter in Lower Secondary School Chemistry: Continuous Switching Between Different Models or a Coherent Conceptual Structure?
Ingo Eilks

11. What Do We Know About Students’ Beliefs? Changes in Students’ Conceptions of the Particulate Nature of Matter from Pre-instruction to College
Faik Ö. Karataş, Suat Ünal, Gregory Durland, George Bodner

12. Diagnostic Assessment of Student Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Matter: Decades of Research
Ajda Kahveci

Part III. Educational Technology

13. Dynamic Visualizations: Tools for Understanding the Particulate Nature of Matter
Sevil Akaygun, Loretta L. Jones

14. From the Scientific to the Educational: Using Monte Carlo Simulations of the Microkosmos for Science Education by Inquiry
George Kalkanis

Part IV. Chemical Reactions, Chemical Phenomena

15. Can Simple Particle Models Support Satisfying Explanations of Chemical Changes for Young Students?
George Papageorgiou

16. How Do Students Reason About Chemical Substances and Reactions?
Vicente Talanquer

17. Developing Chemical Understanding in the Explanatory Vacuum: Swedish High School Students’ Use of an Anthropomorphic Conceptual Framework to Make Sense of Chemical Phenomena
Keith S. Taber, Karina Adbo

Part V. Chemical Structure and Bonding

18. Teaching and Learning of the Chemical Bonding Concept: Problems and Some Pedagogical Issues and Recommendations
Tami Levy Nahum, Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, Avi Hofstein

19. A Common Core to Chemical Conceptions: Learners’ Conceptions of Chemical Stability, Change and Bonding
Keith S. Taber

20. Macro–Micro Thinking with Structure–Property Relations: Integrating ‘Meso-levels’ in Secondary Education
Marijn R. Meijer, Astrid M. W. Bulte, Albert Pilot

21. Learning and Teaching the Basic Quantum Chemical Concepts
Georgios Tsaparlis

Part VI. History and Philosophy of Science

22. Investigating the Historical Development of the Concept of Matter: Controversies About/In Ancient Atomism
Constantine D. Skordoulis, Vangelis Koutalis

23. Toward a Scientifically Sound Understanding of Concepts of Matter
Georgios Tsaparlis, Hannah Sevian

Keywords: Education, Science Education, Learning & Instruction, Teaching and Teacher Education

Publication year
Innovations in Science Education and Technology
Page amount
23 pages
Upbringing, Education

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