Stoichiometry in Context: Inquiry-Guided Problems of Chemistry for Encouraging Critical Thinking in Engineering Students

Pinto Cañón, Gabriel and Prolongo Sarria, Maria Luisa (2013). Stoichiometry in Context: Inquiry-Guided Problems of Chemistry for Encouraging Critical Thinking in Engineering Students. "International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy", v. 3 (n. 1); pp. 24-28. ISSN 2192-4880. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijep.v3i1.2313.

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Title: Stoichiometry in Context: Inquiry-Guided Problems of Chemistry for Encouraging Critical Thinking in Engineering Students
Author/s:
  • Pinto Cañón, Gabriel
  • Prolongo Sarria, Maria Luisa
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy
Date: 2013
ISSN: 2192-4880
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: C Chemistry for engineering students; critical thinking; consumer chemistry; inquiry-guided learning
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper focuses on examples of educational tools concerning the learning of chemistry for engineering students through different daily life cases. These tools were developed during the past few years for enhancing the active role of students. They refer to cases about mineral water, medicaments, dentifrices and informative panels about solar power, where an adequate quantitative treatment through stoichiometry calculations allows the interpretation of data and values announced by manufacturers. These cases were developed in the context of an inquiry-guided instruction model. By bringing tangible chemistry examples into the classroom we provide an opportunity for engineering students to apply this science to familiar products in hopes that they will appreciate chemistry more, will be motivated to study concepts in greater detail, and will connect the relevance of chemistry to everyday life.

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Item ID: 33356
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33356/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33356
DOI: 10.3991/ijep.v3i1.2313
Official URL: http://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jep/index
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Jan 2015 16:31
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 17:30
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