Commission on Crystallographic Teaching
A third series of the Teaching Pamphlets sponsored by the Commission
on Crystallographic Teaching is now available for private study and individual
The long term aim of the Commission on Crystallographic Teaching in
establishing this pamphlet programme is to produce a large collection of
short statements each dealing with a specific topic at a specific level. The
emphasis is on a particular teaching approach and there may well, in time,
be pamphlets giving alternative teaching approaches to the same topic. It
is not the function of the Commission to decide on the `best' approach
but to make all available so that teachers can make their own selection.
Similarly, in due course, we hope that the same topics will be covered at
more than one level.
The first set of ten pamphlets, published in 1981, and this second set of
nine represent a sample of the various levels and approaches and it is hoped
that they will stimulate many more people to contribute to this scheme. It
does not take very long to write a short pamphlet, but its value to someone
teaching a topic for the first time can be very great.
Each pamphlet is prefaced by a statement of aims, level, necessary
C. A. Taylor
Editor for the Commission
First Series (1981)
Updated 30 March 1998
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