2014 CERP special themed issue on Physical Chemistry Education
Publication scheduled for July 2014
Guest Editors – Georgios Tsaparlis (1) and Odilla E. Finlayson (2)
(1) Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, GR-451 10 Ioannina, Greece
(2) School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Call for Papers
Contributions are invited for a themed, peer reviewed issue of CERP on Physical Chemistry Education. Manuscripts should be submitted by Sunday 12 January 2014 to be eligible for publication in the themed issue.
Topics for contribution may include but are not limited to:
- The abstract nature of physical chemistry
- Conceptual understanding in the various sub disciplines of physical chemistry
- Concept learning versus mathematical approach to physical chemistry
- Assessment of physical chemistry – testing for conceptual understanding or mathematical manipulation
- Mathematical coverage and mathematical rigor: how much and how far?
- Problem solving related to physical chemistry
- The physical chemistry laboratory
- The physical chemistry curriculum
- The role of the textbook in teaching of physical chemistry
- The interface of physical chemistry with the other branches of chemistry or with other disciplines – biology, physics, technology, geology, medicine, etc.
- Physical chemistry in context
- Computational chemistry
- Use of symbolic mathematics engines for data analysis, model building, and problem solving
- Computer simulations and online learning in physical chemistry.
- Physical chemistry concepts and topics as part of general chemistry courses at second and third level
- Reviews and Perspectives (including historical perspectives)
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted in the format required by the journal. Enquiries concerning the suitability of possible contributions and submissions should be sent directly by email to: Georgios Tsaparlis and/or Odilla Finlayson.
The full call is available as a PDF document.