3 min read - Improving conceptual understanding in chemistry
Johnstone's triangle can be a helpful tool for structuring conceptual thinking. Alex Johnstone suggested that we might think about chemical knowledge at 3 different levels:
Although a little time consuming, I have found that it can be helpful for students to make connections between the three levels in order to strengthen their conceptual grasp a particular piece of knowledge.
I have tried to summarise these ideas in this video and this RSC article goes into a little more detail of how you might use it in class.