The University of Ottawa, as well as Alison, were honoured to host Prof. David Treagust this week. Prof. Treagust delivered an outstanding talk as well as workshop about diagnostic instruments for assessments and conceptual understanding.
Professor Treagust has an enormous impact in chemistry education research, and is widely published in major journals and books of both science and chemical education research. To learn more about the work Prof. Treagust presented, check out the following select works:
Hadenfeldt, J. C., Bernholt, S., Liu, X., Neumann, K., & Parchmann, I. (2013). Using ordered multiple-choice items to assess students’ understanding of the structure and composition of matter. Journal of Chemical Education, 90(12), 1602–1608. http://doi.org/10.1021/ed3006192
Treagust, D. F., Chandrasegaran, A. L., Crowley, J., Yung, B. H. W., Cheong, I. P. A., & Othman, J. (2010). Evaluating students’ understanding of kinetic particle theory concepts relating to the states of matter, changes of state and diffusion: A cross-national study. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 8(1), 141–164. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-009-9166-y
Treagust D.F., Chandrasegaran A.L., Halim L., Ong ET., Zain A.N.M., Karpudewan M. (2013) Understanding of Basic Particle Nature of Matter Concepts by Secondary School Students Following an Intervention Programme. In: Tsaparlis G., Sevian H. (eds) Concepts of Matter in Science Education. Innovations in Science Education and Technology, vol 19. Springer, Dordrecht