By Niaz

This ebook explores the connection among the content material of chemistry schooling and the heritage and philosophy of technology (HPS) framework that underlies such schooling. It discusses the necessity to current a picture that displays how chemistry constructed and progresses. It proposes that chemistry might be taught how it is practiced through chemists: as a human firm, on the interface of clinical perform and HPS. eventually, it units out to persuade lecturers to head past the normal school room perform and discover new instructing suggestions. the significance of HPS has been famous for the technological know-how curriculum because the heart of the twentieth century. the necessity for educating chemistry inside of a old context isn't obscure as HPS isn't a ways under the outside in any technological know-how school room. A evaluation of the literature indicates that the normal chemistry school room, curricula, and textbooks whereas facing suggestions equivalent to legislation, idea, version, clarification, speculation, remark, proof and idealization, more often than not forget about components of the background and philosophy of technological know-how. This booklet proposes that the conceptual figuring out of chemistry calls for wisdom and knowing of the heritage and philosophy of science.
“Professor Niaz’s booklet is so much welcome, coming at a time while there's an urgently felt have to improve the educating of technological know-how. The e-book is a big relief for including to the standard manner - providing technology as a sequence of mere proof - additionally the mandatory mandate: to teach how technological know-how is finished, and the way technological know-how, via its background and philosophy, is a part of the cultural improvement of humanity.”Gerald Holton, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics & Professor of background of technology, Harvard University
“In this stimulating and complicated combination of background of chemistry, philosophy of technology, and technological know-how pedagogy, Professor Mansoor Niaz has succeeded in supplying a promising new method of the instructing of primary rules in chemistry. Historians and philosophers of chemistry --- and notably, chemistry lecturers --- will locate this publication jam-packed with worthy and hugely usable new ideas”Alan Rocke, Case Western Reserve collage “This e-book artfully connects chemistry and chemistry schooling to the human context within which chemical technology is practiced and the old and philosophical historical past that illuminates that perform. Mansoor Niaz deftly weaves jointly historic episodes within the quest for medical wisdom with the psychology of studying and philosophical reflections at the nature of clinical wisdom and procedure. the result's a compelling case for traditionally and philosophically proficient technological know-how schooling. hugely recommended!”Harvey Siegel, collage of Miami “Books that study the philosophy and historical past of technological know-how in Chemistry are rather infrequent. ‘Chemistry schooling and Contributions from historical past and Philosophy of technological know-how’ via Mansoor Niaz is without doubt one of the infrequent books at the historical past and philosophy of chemistry and their significance in educating this technology. The publication is going via the entire major options of chemistry, and analyzes the ancient and philosophical advancements in addition to their reflections in textbooks.Closest to my center is bankruptcy 6, that's dedicated to the chemical bond, the glue that holds jointly all subject in our earth. The bankruptcy emphasizes the progressive influence of the idea that of the ‘covalent bond’ at the chemical group and the nice novelty of the concept used to be conceived eleven years prior to quantum mechanics used to be capable of provide the mechanism of electron pairing and covalent bonding. the writer is going then to explain the emergence of 2 rival theories that defined the character of the chemical bond by way of quantum mec

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