A review and discussion of epistemological commitments, metacognition, and critical thinking with suggestions on their enhancement in internet-assisted chemistry classrooms

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Epistemological commitments, metacognition, and critical thinking are important factors influencing chemistry learning, though research in this area is in its infancy and there are few current examples exploring these domains in any detail in chemical educational research (41). The development of epistemological beliefs and cognitive skills in chemistry may also be applied to other school subjects. Chemistry teachers may enhance their opportunity to teach more creatively and improve their students' ability to assimilate formal ideas in chemistry and scientific research strategies if attention is given to using Internet technology as a resource for developing scientific thinking and learning skills in addition to the more common use of the Internet for seeking knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)970-974
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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