Colloid Science. Reversible Systems by H. R. kruyt

By H. R. kruyt

The necessity for a collective paintings at the technological know-how of colloids shaped a topic of dialogue among the publishers of this paintings and myself almost immediately sooner than the outbreak of the second one global struggle. the 1st arrangements have been delivered to an finish through the realm occasions, in view of the truth that all chance of touch with overseas colleagues have been damaged. whilst the battle persevered 12 months after yr, the query arose no matter if lets limit ourselves to Dutch collaborators and in 1944 I despatched a request to a few my fellow-countrymen to take this paintings m hand. It was once instantly obvious that this plan used to be acquired with enthusiasm and such a lot of these who now collaborate during this paintings met to plan a plan of crusade; a couple of others, whom we invited to take action, joined us later.In our first dialogue issues in particular occupied our realization. within the first position the query was once requested even if "colloid technology" is an thoroughly definable inspiration. within the moment position the query arose even if colloid technological know-how is a sufficiently homogeneous area in order that the paintings might be knit jointly by means of a normal line of suggestion and wouldn't degenerate right into a choice of separate communications with no internal coherence.

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How has the teaching of science help students go beyond the abstract and conceptual levels to experiencing science as hands-on and practical in solving real world problems? Singapore’s past successes, including students’ high performance in international benchmarking studies, like TIMSS and PISA (and national examinations), 1 Five Decades of Science Education in Singapore 21 must also not lull us into thinking that we have the right mix of success factors and should do more of the same. We need to venture out of our comfort zone, particularly in teaching approaches and in assessment, to capture the imagination and passion of students and to harness the curiosity of students so that they will sustain their interest in science.

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Science Education in the Ability-Driven Phase (1997–2011) The Context for Science Education The GDP per capita for Singapore was S$1,310 in 1960, was more than doubled to $2,832 in 1970, grew eight times to $10,685 in 1980 and by 1997 reached $38,840 (Department of Statistics, Singapore, 2012). Within 40 years, or what most would term a generation, Singapore had moved from third world to first world economically. , tourism, multinational electronics firms, ports) with much better competitive edge than Singapore – abundance of workers, low wages, access to natural resources (Singapore even has to buy its water) and cheaper land.

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