Learning and Problem Solving in Chemistry.

Dr. Dave Woodcock.
Department of Chemistry at Okanagan University College

This set of pages is devoted to looking at current problems in teaching and learning general chemistry.
"Learning consists of evaluating new information in relation to information which we have previously understood."

"What has been called "rote" learning or "conditioned-response" learning or "remembering-it-long-enough-to-pass-the-exam" learning is not learning at all in the meaning of our definition. This type of rigid-response conditioning is not desirable or useful in a human sense. The human is capable under certain severe pressures of doing a great deal of this kind of rote absorption but it is not really useful to anyone."

Harvey Jackins, The Human Situation, Rational Island Publishers, Seattle, 1991.


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