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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018, 6(4), 180-183
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-6-4-4
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Developing Generalizing Thinking Ability for High School Students through Organic Chemistry Problems

Nguyen Xuan Truong1 and Nguyen Tri Ngan2,

1Hanoi University of Education, Vietnam

2Research student in Chemistry, Hanoi University of Education, Vietnam

Pub. Date: September 25, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Science in the 21st Century)

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Nguyen Xuan Truong and Nguyen Tri Ngan. Developing Generalizing Thinking Ability for High School Students through Organic Chemistry Problems. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018; 6(4):180-183. doi: 10.12691/wjce-6-4-4


Generalization is the activity of thinking which is used to associate, organize the phenomena of the same type, and to have the same general structure. There are two generalizations: generalization of experience and generalization of reasoning: (1) Generalizing experience helps individuals acquire elementary concepts and is implemented through comparisons to separate the common and similar relationships of phenomena. (2) Generalizing theory (or generalizing content) to acquire scientific concepts made through analysis to separate the intrinsic properties, the normative relationships of things Phenomenon, conceptualization, is a form of objective reality reflection in thought. Both are defined by a series of sequential operations, called the logic of the general concept of the group, of the species, of the things and phenomena and of a single concept of things, and specific, individual phenomenon. In this article, we will present a generalized thinking diagram for students to solve organic chemistry exercises in high school.

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