4. The Human Element: Chemistry Education's Contribution to Our Global Future

  1. Prof. Javier Garcia-Martinez2 and
  2. Dr. Elena Serrano-Torregrosa3
  1. Peter Mahaffy

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635641.ch4

The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future, First Edition

The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future, First Edition

How to Cite

Mahaffy, P. (2011) The Human Element: Chemistry Education's Contribution to Our Global Future, in The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future, First Edition (eds J. Garcia-Martinez and E. Serrano-Torregrosa), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635641.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Alicante, Inorganic Chem. Deptarment, Carretera San Vicente s/n., 03690 Alicante, Spanien

  2. 3

    Dept. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Campus de San Vicente, 03690 Alicante, Spanien

Author Information

  1. King's University College, Department of Chemistry, 9125 50th Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6B 2H3, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328802

Online ISBN: 9783527635641

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Keywords:

  • chemistry education;
  • sustainability;
  • learner-centered education;
  • active learning;
  • pedagogy;
  • rich context learning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The International Year of Chemistry Educational Challenge

  • Scene 1–Chemistry to the Rescue of Threatened Communities

  • Sequel to Scene 1–An Education in Chemistry

  • Equipping the Human Element with Relevant Education in, about, and through Chemistry

  • An Example of Integrating Sustainability and Chemistry Education Curriculum: Visualizing the Chemistry Underlying Climate Change

  • Scene 2–Chemistry Education and Our Global Future

  • References