Webinar Series (Part 2 of 3)

Student Misconceptions in Chemistry

Misconceptions that Chemistry Instructors Inadvertently Create through their Teaching

Sometimes the teaching methods we use to simplify complex chemistry concepts have the unintended consequence of causing confusion in students that only surfaces later on. Dr. Barke’s research has uncovered the most common of these ‘school-based misconceptions’ and he will share adjustments that instructors can make to prevent these issues as well as ways to identify and fix these misconceptions that may be lurking beneath the surface.

Originally aired on: November 19, 2021

Dr. Hans-Dieter Barke

Dr. Barke is professor emeritus of the University of Münster, Institute for Didactics of Chemistry, Germany. He is an author of “Misconceptions in Chemistry: Addressing Perceptions in Chemical Education” and “Essentials of Chemical Education” books. Dr. Barke is also a recipient of the prestigious Johann-Friedrich-Gmelin Award of the division of chemistry education within the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

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