Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2012

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Chemical Education

Volume

89

Issue

8

First Page

975

Last Page

976

DOI

10.1021/ed300372y

Abstract

This title is an example of a new series of works called “SpringerBriefs” that have been published as eBooks by Springer. This particular eBook is from SpringerBriefs in Education, a series with nine titles currently listed. The essential concept of the overall series (which has 47 content areas, including “molecular science”) is to provide a venue that lies between new research published in an archival journal and large-scale literature reviews. In chemistry education, there really is no journal dedicated to reviews, so this series may serve an important role. The article “Nature of Science in General Chemistry Textbooks” fits this model quite well, both synthesizing some important concepts in the pedagogy related to the nature of science and presenting research about how this field is presented in general chemistry textbooks.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89 (8), pp 975–976. Copyright 2012 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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