Worldwide Trends in Green Chemistry Education

Author: Vânia Zuin,Liliana Mammino

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782625364

Category: Education

Page: 329

View: 3004


Educating the next generation of chemists about green chemistry issues, such as waste minimisation and clean synthesis, is vital for environmental sustainability. This book enables green issues to be taught from the underlying principles of all chemistry courses rather than in isolation. Chapters contributed by green chemistry experts from across the globe, with experience in teaching at different academic levels, provide a coherent overview of possible approaches to incorporate green chemistry into existing curriculums. Split into three sections, the book first introduces sustainability and green chemistry education , before focussing on high school green chemistry education initiatives and green chemistry education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Useful laboratory experiments and in-class activities to aid teaching are included. This book is a valuable resource for chemical educators worldwide who wish to integrate green chemistry into chemical education in a systematic and holistic way. It is also of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the different approaches adopted around the world in sustainability education.

Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Nancy W. Gleason

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811301948

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 8469


This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.

Relevant Chemistry Education

From Theory to Practice

Author: Ingo Eilks,Avi Hofstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463001751

Category: Education

Page: 390

View: 3382


This book is aimed at chemistry teachers, teacher educators, chemistry education researchers, and all those who are interested in increasing the relevance of chemistry teaching and learning as well as students' perception of it. The book consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter focuses on a certain issue related to the relevance of chemistry education. These chapters are based on a recently suggested model of the relevance of science education, encompassing individual, societal, and vocational relevance, its present and future implications, as well as its intrinsic and extrinsic aspects. “Two highly distinguished chemical educators, Ingo Eilks and AviHofstein, have brought together 40 internationally renowned colleagues from 16 countries to offer an authoritative view of chemistry teaching today. Between them, the authors, in 20 chapters, give an exceptional description of the current state of chemical education and signpost the future in both research and in the classroom. There is special emphasis on the many attempts to enthuse students with an understanding of the central science, chemistry, which will be helped by having an appreciation of the role of the science in today’s world. Themes which transcend all education such as collaborative work, communication skills, attitudes, inquiry learning and teaching, and problem solving are covered in detail and used in the context of teaching modern chemistry. The book is divided into four parts which describe the individual, the societal, the vocational and economic, and the non-formal dimensions and the editors bring all the disparate leads into a coherent narrative, that will be highly satisfying to experienced and new researchers and to teachers with the daunting task of teaching such an intellectually demanding subject. Just a brief glance at the index and the references will convince anyone interested in chemical education that this book is well worth studying; it is scholarly and readable and has tackled the most important issues in chemical education today and in the foreseeable future.” – Professor David Waddington, Emeritus Professor in Chemistry Education, University of York, United Kingdom

Professional Development of Chemistry Teachers

Author: Rachel Mamlok-Naaman,Ingo Eilks,George Bodner,Avi Hofstein

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782627065

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 8264


Continuous professional development of chemistry teachers is essential for any effective chemistry teaching, due to the evolving nature of the subject matter and its instructional techniques. Professional development aims to keep chemistry teaching up-to-date and to make it more meaningful, more educationally effective, and better aligned to current requirements. Presenting models and examples of professional development for chemistry teachers, from pre-service preparation through to continuous professional development, the authors walk the reader through theory and practice. The authors discuss factors which affect successful professional development, such as workload, availability and time constraints, and consider how we maintain the life-long learning of chemistry teachers. With a solid grounding in the literature and drawing on many examples from the authors' rich experiences, this book enables researchers and educators to better understand teachers' roles in effective chemistry education and the importance of their professional development.

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 6477


Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Green Chemical Processes

Developments in Research and Education

Author: Mark Anthony Benvenuto

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110445921

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 7813


The "greening" of industry processes - i.e., making them more sustainable - is a popular and often lucrative trend which has seen increased attention in recent years. Green Chemical Processes, the 2nd volume of Green Chemical Processing, covers the hot topic of sustainability in chemistry with a view to education, as well as considering corporate and environmental interests, e.g. in the context of energy production. The diverse team of authors allows for a balance between these different, but interconnected perspectives. The American Chemical Society’s 12 Principles of Green Chemistry are woven throughout this text as well as the series to which this book belongs.

Green Chemistry Education

Changing the Course of Chemistry

Author: Paul T. Anastas,Irvin Jay Levy,Kathryn E. Parent

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 9780841274471

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 3702


Green Chemistry - a new approach to designing chemicals and chemical transformations that are beneficial for human health and the environment - is an area that continues to emerge as an important field of study. Practitioners design to be more sustainable the materials, products, and processes that are the basis of our technologically advanced society and economy. Molecular designers are seeing new performance capabilities in the products, new efficiencies in the processes, and achievements in meeting the goals for protecting human health and the environment in a profitable way. Educators have recognized that Green Chemistry principles and practice have not been a part of traditional training in chemistry, and are not part of the skill sets of most practicing chemists. Leaders in Green Chemistry education have developed a wide range of new approaches, courses, tools, and materials that have been introduced and demonstrated in the chemistry curriculum in colleges and universities around the U.S. This ACS Symposium Series Book collects the current research and advances in the field of green chemistry, with an emphasis on providing educators with the knowledge and tools needed to incorporate recent information about this field into the chemistry curriculum. This volume is an outstanding resource for any chemical educator wishing to deepen, broaden, or begin the inclusion of green principles and practices into their teaching or research. Given the current interest in green chemistry, this timely book provides an invaluable snapshot of green chemistry education, highlighting best practices from the first decade of greening the chemistry curriculum.

Baustellen in der österreichischen Bildungslandschaft

Zum 80. Geburtstag von Peter Posch

Author: Herbert Altrichter,Barbara Hanfstingl,Konrad Krainer,Marlies Krainz-Dürr,Elgrid Messner,Josef T

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830987447

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 1677


Peter Posch feiert am 3. Jänner 2018 seinen achtzigsten Geburtstag. Dieser Band ist ihm und seiner Arbeit für die österreichische Bildungsforschung und Schulentwicklung gewidmet. Peter Posch hat durch seine Offenheit für Neues, kritisches Hinterfragen von theoretischen Begründungen und empirischen Belegen sowie tatkräftiges Engagement viele Forscher/innen und Praktiker/innen in Österreich und darüber hinaus zu eigener Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit ermutigt und sie nicht selten auch durch Beratung und praktische Hilfe dabei unterstützt. Dieses Buch will nicht die Leistungen von Peter Posch in umfassender Weise würdigen. Die Autorinnen und Autoren sind mit Peter Posch durch Projekte oder Publikationen verbunden und wollen auf seine große und nachhaltige Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der österreichischen Bildungslandschaft hinweisen. Ganz im Sinne des Jubilars soll dies aber nicht primär mit dem Feiern von Vergangenem geschehen, sondern durch aktuelle Analysen von 'Baustellen' des österreichischen Bildungswesens. Peter Posch war bis 2000 Professor an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. In seiner Pensionierung hat er den neuen Lebensabschnitt dazu genutzt, mehr Zeit für Familie und seine nächste Umgebung zu finden. Wenn sein Rat benötigt wurde, hat er aber auch von Fall zu Fall die Arbeit des Klagenfurter Instituts für Unterrichts- und Schulentwicklung unterstützt. Peter Posch arbeitet bis heute an Publikationen zur Umweltbildung, zur Entwicklung des österreichischen Schulwesens, zur Aktionsforschung von Lehrpersonen, zur aktuellen Neuordnung der österreichischen Lehrer/innenbildung, zu den Lesson Studies und der Variationstheorie. Dieses Buch ist in drei Abschnitte gegliedert: Unterricht und Schule, Lehrer/innenbildung und Schulentwicklung sowie Schule und Gesellschaft.

Das Lernen von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern, Organisationen und Systemen

Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Konrad Krainer

Author: Peter Posch,Franz Rauch,Stefan Zehetmeier

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830988427

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Dieses Buch ist Konrad Krainer gewidmet. Zahlreiche aktuelle Entwicklungen im österreichischen Bildungswesen verdanken seinen Beiträgen entscheidende Anstöße: der Aufbau der Fachdidaktik in Österreich, neue Initiativen im Bereich der Lehrerbildung, die Vernetzung von Schulpraxis, Pädagogischen Hochschulen und Universitäten. Er hat vor bald zwanzig Jahren das IMST-Projekt initiiert, eine der wichtigsten schulischen Innovationen, vor allem im Bereich der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften. Er ist bis heute zentraler Impulsgeber und hat früh erkannt, dass für wirksame Reformen ganzheitlich vorgegangen werden muss: die direkte Ansprache der Schulpraktikerinnen und -praktiker ist ebenso wichtig wie organisatorische Rahmenbedingungen zur Unterstützung innovativen Unterrichts und förderliche Strukturen auf der Systemebene. Dieses Buch spiegelt diese Strategie und beschreibt Lernprozesse auf allen drei Ebenen: der Ebene engagierter Personen in Schulpraxis und Bildungsverwaltung, der organisatorischen Ebene, etwa bei der Gestaltung von Netzwerken, und der Ebene regionaler, nationaler und internationaler Systeme. Mit Beiträgen von Herbert Altrichter, Irina Andreitz, Doris Arztmann, Ruthi Barkai, Ilse Bartosch, Gertraud Benke, Silke Bergmoser, Susanne Böse, Stefan Brauckmann, Michael Bruneforth, José Carillo, Nuria Climent, Mira Dulle, Roland Fischer, Monika Grasser, Barbara Hanfstingl, Gabriele Isak, Christa Koenne, Marlies Krainz-Dürr, Esther Levenson, Katja Maaß, Simone Mair, Florian Mayer, Elgrid Messner, Florian H. Müller, Kurt Nekula, Christine Oschina, Peter Posch, Helga Rainer, Franz Rauch, Erwin Rauscher, Angela Schuster, Heimo Senger, Florian Sobanski, Dina Tirosh, Günter Törner, Pessia Tsamir, Agnes Turner, Burgi Wallner und Stefan Zehetmeier.

Book of abstracts

2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Pacifichem 2000 : Honolulu, Hawaii, December 14-19, 2000

Author: American Chemical Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780841237759

Category: Chemistry

Page: N.A

View: 8975


Der Lorax

Author: Dr. Seuss,Theodor Seuss Geisel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783888977596

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 72

View: 4228


"Der kleine Lorax mit dem grossen Schnurrbart setzt sich entschlossen gegein die Zerstörung einer unberührten Natur ein, in die der gierige, skrupelloseScnhauchstricker-Insudtriallen-Clan eine alles verpestende Fabrik gestellt hat. Er kämpft um den Erhalt der paradiesisch bunten Trüffelbäume, um klare Luft für die singenden Schwippschwäne und um reines Wasser für die summenden Summerfische..."--P. [4] of cover.

The Algebra of Organic Synthesis

Green Metrics, Design Strategy, Route Selection, and Optimization

Author: John Andraos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420093290

Category: Science

Page: 1221

View: 5076


The Algebra of Organic Synthesis combines the aims, philosophies, and efforts involved in organic synthesis, reaction optimization, and green chemistry with techniques for determining quantitatively just how "green" synthesis plans are. It provides the first complete quantitative description of synthesis strategy analysis in the context of green chemistry and reaction optimization. Providing what is perhaps the first complete description of synthesis strategy analysis, this book: Explores quantitative material efficiency for synthesizing molecules, including 1,000+ worked out synthesis plans to important target molecules Explains, in simple language, the most useful ideas in graph theory that have direct application in organic synthesis Reinforces the value of simple mathematical analysis in organic synthesis to help any synthetics or process chemist understand presented ideas and apply them to their own work Illustrates concepts with example target plans to classical targets that are considered milestones in synthetic chemistry, from pharmaceuticals, industrial commodity chemicals, dyestuffs, agrichemicals, flavorings, natural products, and molecules of theoretical interest The accompanying CD-ROM includes a reproduction of the tables in the book, with direct electronic links to files for all plans. Files contain a list of references for each plan, including secondary references for the synthesis of starting materials if applicable. Ancillary materials also include a complete synthesis scheme with fully balanced chemical equations, a synthesis tree, a summary of green metrics parameters, a target bond map and list of reagents that end up in the target molecule, and a series of graphs that offer a visual depiction of the plan performance.

OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264172866


Page: 400

View: 1294


Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Chasing Molecules

Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

Author: Elizabeth Grossman

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911571

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 5729


Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.

Die dritte industrielle Revolution

Die Zukunft der Wirtschaft nach dem Atomzeitalter

Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593394529

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 6677


Nach den Umstürzen in der Arabischen Welt und der Atomkatastrophe von Japan steht fest: Wir brauchen eine Abkehr von fossilen Energien und mit Atomkraft ist die Wende nicht zu machen. Kanzlerin Merkel will Deutschland zum Ökostromland umbauen, doch der Ausstieg aus der Kernenergie hat seinen Preis für Bürger, Unternehmen und die Politik. Er wird die Fundamente der Gesellschaft verändern. Schon heute entstehen Tag für Tag ganze Stadtteile, in denen eine neue Ära von Mobilität, Wohnen, Bildung und Energiegewinnung Wirklichkeit wird – und Jeremy Rifkin ist ihr Chefplaner. Er berichtet von den Begegnungen mit den Topmanagern großer Konzerne wie IBM, Siemens, EnBW, Daimler und nimmt den Leser mit in die Hinterzimmer von Spitzenpolitikern wie Angela Merkel, David Cameron oder Romano Prodi, wo er unermüdlich für eine neue Welt eintritt. Sein Buch ist der faszinierende Werkstattbericht eines Insiders über Zukunftstechnologien, die grüne Exportschlager werden können.