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.

Our Speaker(s)

Hans-Dieter Barke, PhD

Professor Emeritus, University of Münster

Justin Weinberg, PhD

Co-founder & CEO, 101edu

Dr. Hans-Dieter Barke

University of Münster, Author of Essentials of Chemical Education, Misconceptions in Chemistry Education

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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