P336: Reflecting on dual-process theories in chemistry education [WITHDRAWN]

Author: Murat Kahveci, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey


Date: 8/4/14

Time: 2:05 PM2:25 PM

Room: MAK BLL 126

Related Symposium: S30

As aligned with the main theme of this symposium, a concept paper on the affective dimensions in chemistry education will be presented. As opposed to cognitive dimensions, the affective dimensions in chemistry education research received less attention. The main reason seems to be the practice of everyday science or what is often referred as “the nature of science” we do, which has long been assumed to be reason-driven, separated from individuals’ feelings. While this assumption may work in research laboratories with “extremely excited” graduate students, it may not be a valid assumption when teaching science at large, including at early ages. This concept paper will include a synthesis of the previous research on affective dimensions, focusing on the field of chemistry education, and propose a theoretical lens through dual-process theories in social psychology.