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CERP 2015 theme issue: Call for papers

Chemistry Education Research and Practice

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

Call for Papers

Themed Issue: Summer 2015

Contributions are invited for a themed, peer-reviewed issue on Teaching and learning about the interface between chemistry and biology

Guest Editors: Melanie M. Cooper1 and MaryKay Orgill2,

1 Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, US

2 Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US

Submission of papers

Manuscripts should be submitted by 4 January 2015 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 Melanie M. Cooper:  mmc@chemistry.msu.edu and/or MaryKay Orgill:  marykay.orgill@unlv.edu

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

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Call for papers – 2014 themed issue

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

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.

Full call

The full call is available as a PDF document.


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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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CERP themed issues

All of the CERP themed issues  from 2001 to present are now available on the Themed Issues tab on the CERP website.

The topic of the latest themed issue 2012, Issue 2 is Sustainable development and green chemistry in chemistry education and is edited by Ingo Eilks and Franz Rauch.

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Themed issue 2012 – Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry in Chemistry Education

Ingo Eilks and Franz Rauch will be the guest editors of the 2012 themed issue with the overarching theme of Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry in Chemistry Education.

Sustainable development is vital for maintaining the prosperity of our society while safeguarding resources for future generations. Chemistry is one of the central science disciplines to enable sustainable development because chemistry is the key to the production of a broad range of old and new materials and goods that make our life easier, more comfortable or healthier. Developing new products and new production pathways under environmentally more benign conditions is vital for modern chemistry and industrial production to combine both development and sustainability, and this issue should become part of chemistry teaching also. We invite contributions to this special issue from colleagues who are researching the methods of introducing the ideas of sustainable development and the educational outcomes of such changes.

Call for papers: CERP Special issue 2012

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Themed issue 2012 – Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry in Chemistry Education

Ingo Eilks and Franz Rauch will be the guest editors of the 2012 themed issue with the overarching theme of Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry in Chemistry Education.

Sustainable development is vital for maintaining the prosperity of our society while safeguarding resources for future generations. Chemistry is one of the central science disciplines to enable sustainable development because chemistry is the key to the production of a broad range of old and new materials and goods that make our life easier, more comfortable or healthier. Developing new products and new production pathways under environmentally more benign conditions is vital for modern chemistry and industrial production to combine both development and sustainability, and this issue should become part of chemistry teaching also. We invite contributions to this special issue from colleagues who are researching the methods of introducing the ideas of sustainable development and the educational outcomes of such changes.

Call for papers: CERP Special issue 2012

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