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10 effective questioning techniques


A fresh look at how to manage pupils’ responses to questions

Education in Chemistry

Lots of colourful hands reaching up

10 effective questioning techniques


A fresh look at how to manage pupils’ responses to questions

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Curb colleague conflict


What should a head of department do when conflict flares between colleagues?

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Confronting fears in the lab


Practical work can scare pupils. Here’s how to overcome their worries

  • Avogadro in action

  • Cracking!

  • Bright sparks

  • The blueprint reaction

  • The glow stick reaction

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Choose chemical representations carefully


How the combination of representations you use impacts your students’ learning

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Be forceful with chemical bonding


Help your students understand chemical bonding with force-based models

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Enhance explanations of intermolecular forces


How small prompts can result in big leaps in student understanding

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Which is best: practical or simulation?


Students interact with practicals and simulations differently, but does one approach come with better learning outcomes?

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Animations boost learning


And reduce cognitive load

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How to sell your subject to your students

Why teachers should think of themselves as salespeople

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In pursuit of discomfort


Why it’s a good thing when your students don’t like you much

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Technicians talk careers


Technicians telling it how it is: career progression opportunities

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Make time for science’s horrible history


Delve into science’s horrible history with your students

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Adventures in curriculum reform


Has Successful futures got a successful future with teachers in Wales?

  • The extraction of metals

  • Why you should teach the history of the periodic table

  • Measuring energy changes

  • Applying practical knowledge to unfamiliar contexts

  • The periodic table

Latest issue

Education in Chemistry, September 2019, cover

November 2019
Measuring energy changes, lifecycle assessment, teaching the periodic table

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Getting a strong foundation in chemistry

Do post-16 qualifications adequately prepare students for the challenges of university chemistry?

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A step closer to post-lithium energy storage

Calcium batteries could be viable thanks to a new electrolyte

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Algae produce synthetic chemicals

Surprise discovery as research shows trihalogenated anilines make synthetic chemicals

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Making ethanol from lignin

A new method can produce ethanol from rewnable lignin and carbon dioxide