Integrating Green and Sustainable Chemistry Principles into Education draws on the knowledge and experience of scientists and educators already working on how to encourage green chemistry integration in their teaching, both within and outside of academia. It highlights current developments in the field and outlines real examples of green chemistry education in practice, reviewing initiatives and approaches that have already proven effective. By considering both current successes and existing barriers that must be overcome to ensure sustainability becomes part of the fabric of chemistry education, the book's authors hope to drive collaboration between disciplines and help lay the foundations for a sustainable future.
- Draws on the knowledge and expertise of scientists and educators already working to encourage green chemistry integration in their teaching, both within and outside of academia
- Highlights current developments in the field and outlines real examples of green chemistry education in practice, reviewing initiatives and approaches that have already proven effective
- Considers both current successes and existing barriers that must be overcome to ensure sustainability
Researchers, teachers and institutes involved with green chemistry practice, integration and education both within academia (across both sciences and humanities), and outside of academia in green chemistry and sustainable STEM outreach. Students in related fields, Policy makers (particularly in sustainability and the environment), Science communication researchers, Businesses, Environmental agencies
1. How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?
2. Civic and political engagement in a non-majors sustainable chemistry course
3. Infusing inquiry-based green chemistry into the undergraduate curriculum
4. Green chemistry: Preparing students to meet the grand challenges of sustainability
5. Green chemistry and the systems thinking connection
6. Integrating sustainability in an introductory chemistry course for non-science majors
7. Empowering learners through project-based learning in green chemistry
8. Guide to Green Chemistry Experiments in the undergraduate organic chemistry labs
9. Implementation of a mini-research experience using renewable or recycled chemical feedstocks
10. The future of green chemistry and sustainability education
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- © Elsevier 2020
- 1st September 2019
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Professor Andrew Dicks is based at the department of Chemistry of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. His research explores chemistry education, with a particular focus on laboratory instruction, teaching green chemistry and sustainability, lecture interactivity, problem-based and discovery-based learning approaches, team-teaching strategies, teaching assistant (TA) training, effective writing instruction, creating student learning communities, and science humour/puzzles.
Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada
Professor Loyd Bastin is coordinator of undergraduate research at Widener University, Pennsylvania, USA. His research focusses on incorporation of sustainability into the undergraduate curriculum. In addition to actively incorporating sustainability into his teaching and leading a redesign of the organic chemistry curriculum to incorporate green chemistry into the lecture and laboratory courses, he led efforts to have Widener become the first Pennsylvania institution to sign the Green Chemistry Commitment.
Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Widener University, USA