CERP 2017 theme issue: Call for papers

Themed Issue: Autumn 2017

Contributions are invited for a themed, peer-reviewed issue on Developments of key skills and attributes in chemistry education

Employers have long urged universities to equip their graduates with a range of key professional skills and graduate attributes and many universities articulate ‘graduateness’ in terms of graduate attributes and statements. These skills and attributes encompass, for example, critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, information skills, team work, use of technology, intercultural awareness, lifelong learning, creativity and leadership, amongst others. However, meaningful development of these skills and attributes alongside subject knowledge is challenging and requires a shift in curriculum design and pedagogy. In this special themed issue we will focus on the development of key professional skills  and graduate attributes within undergraduate degree programmes.

Visit www.rsc.li/AboutCERP for full details.

Guest Editors: David McGarvey1 and Tina Overton2,

1 Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Keele University, UK

2 School of Chemistry, Monash University,  Australia

Submission of papers

Manuscripts should be submitted by 9 January 2017 for consideration in the theme issue. All manuscripts will be subject to editorial screening and peer review.

Enquiries concerning the suitability of contributions should be sent directly by email to David McGarveyd.j.mcgarvey and/or Tina Overtontina.overton@monash.edu

Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP)

CERP is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s international peer-reviewed journal for teachers, researchers and other practitioners of chemistry education. Editor:  Dr Keith S Taber, University of Cambridge, UK

The journal is sponsored by the RSC’s Education Division and

  • is free to access
  • has no page or submission charges for authors.

Coverage includes

  • research, and reviews of research, in chemistry education
  • effective practice in the teaching of chemistry
  • analyses of issues of direct relevance to chemistry education
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