11 – “Do we need to memorize that?”

The article

“Do we need to memorize that?” Or Cognitive Science for Chemists

has been published by the journal Foundations of Chemistry. This paper is a summary of recent scientific research on “best practices” for instruction and learning in the physical sciences, engineering, and math.  A pre-print has been posted at


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In the case of questions from readers, we (article co-authors Dr. JudithAnn R. Hartman and Eric Nelson) hope to be able to compare notes with interested readers on what the cognitive literature has to say.   Opposing and/or additional viewpoints are most welcome!