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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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CERP 2016 theme issue: Call for papers

Themed Issue: Autumn 2016

Contributions are invited for a themed, peer-reviewed issue on Language and the teaching and learning of chemistry

For a long time language and science in general were two distinct domains that were seen as opposite to each other. However, the importance of language connected to science education in general and chemistry in particular is well known, especially when we are discussing the teaching and learning of the language(s) of chemistry or the linguistic heterogeneity of students. In this special themed issue we will focus on the learning and teaching of chemistry considering the role of language.

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

Guest Editors: Silvija Markic1 and Peter Childs2,

1 Institute of Didactics of Science Education – University of Bremen, Germany

2 University of Limerick, Ireland

Submission of papers

Manuscripts should be submitted by 11 January 2016 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 Silvija Markicsmarkic@uni-bremen.de and/or Peter Childspeter.childs@ul.ie

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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Call for papers – 2013 Theme Issue

The Application of Technology to Enhance Chemistry Education

Scheduled for publication Autumn 2013.

Guest Editors

Michael K Seery and Claire McDonnell

School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin St.,Dublin 8,Ireland.

Call for Papers

Contributions are invited for a themed, peer-reviewed issue of CERP on

 The Application of Technology to Enhance Chemistry Education

 Topics for contribution may include but are not limited to:

  •  Blended learning to support ‘traditional’ instruction (e.g. online resources, wikis, blogs, e-portfolios)
  • In-class technology (e.g. clickers, iPads or equivalent)
  • Online learning (e.g. distance learning initiatives, online collaborative learning, active and interactive eLearning, computer simulations of practical work, modelling software for online learning)
  • Cognitive considerations for online learning (e.g. designing online resources)
  • E-assessment (e.g. formative assessment strategies, automated feedback)
  • Reviews and Perspectives (‘State of play’ of current trends, historical perspective)

Contributions should align with the principles and criteria specified in the recent CERP editorial (Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2012, 13, 4-7). To summarise, there is a requirement that papers provide an argument for some new knowledge supported by careful analysis of evidence; either by reviewing the existing literature, analysing carefully collected research data or rigorously evaluating innovative practice.  

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted in the format required by the journal using the ScholarOne online manuscript submission platform available through the journal homepage http://www.rsc.org/CERP/. Enquiries concerning the suitability of possible contributions should be sent directly by email to: Michael Seery michael.seery@dit.ie and/or Claire McDonnell: claire.mcdonnell@dit.ie.

Important Dates

Manuscripts should be submitted by 4th January 2013 to be eligible for consideration in the theme issue, subject to authors being able to address revisions without too much delay. Manuscripts received after the deadline can still be considered for the theme issue, but the usual peer review process will not be compromised to reach decisions on publication, and if such articles are accepted for publication too late to be included in the theme issue then they would be included instead in a subsequent issue.

As with other CERP contributions, articles intended for the theme issue will be published as advanced articles on line as soon as they have been set and proofs have been checked, ahead of publication in the theme issue itself.

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