This resource includes information about some key misconceptions that have been uncovered by research and ideas about a variety of teaching approaches that may help avoid students acquiring some common misconceptions.
The study of reactions is at the core of chemistry as a subject. This chapter considers areas where students are known to have difficulties in learning about reactions in chemistry. It also introduces some of the classroom exercises included in the companion volume to help teachers elicit and challenge their students alternative conceptions.
These PDFs have been taken from the popular book, Chemical Misconceptions : Prevention, diagnosis and care: Theoretical background, Volume 1, by Keith Taber.
This book covers theories and evidence on key alternative conceptions, that have been uncovered by research; suggestions for a variety of teaching approaches that may prevent students acquiring some common alternative conceptions; and general ideas for assisting students with the development of appropriate scientific conceptions.