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Teaching methods in chemistry 1

Code: 43960
ECTS: 6.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Draginja Mrvoš-Sermek
izv. prof. dr. sc. Nenad Judaš
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Nenad Judaš - Seminar
izv. prof. dr. sc. Draginja Mrvoš-Sermek - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Course content given by weekly class schedule:
1.-4. Chemistry as a lecture course (aims and goals of chemistry teaching, chemistry as science and as teaching subject, the role of teacher in advancing the science education) 5.-6. Teaching strategies (experiment as central and basic element of a chemistry lecture, learner-centered teaching, inquiry-learning, team-work, work in pairs, individual work, conventional lecturing) 7.-8. Teaching plans and programs (specific goals and the age of pupils, standards for making teaching plans and programs, choosing teaching subjects, defining learning outcomes, qualitative and quantitative analysis of primary- and secondary school teaching programs, evaluation of the syllabus, methods and teaching outcomes, evaluation of the textbooks and other teaching materials) 9. Interdisciplinary courses 10.-11. Chemical classroom (chemical classroom, materials and chemicals, making and using teaching aids, safety and risk assessment for experimental work, misconceptions as a consequence of teaching process) 12.-15. Teacher build-up for the course (language and communication, psychological and material build-up for: new school semester, teaching subject and theme, written materials for a lecture, blackboard plan, evaluation of pupil's learning achievements).
Methodology: Subjects are presented in various ways (presentations, discussions, experimental work, individual work, invited lectures of in-service teachers). A part of the course is presented by a number of lectures that are organized by student-lecturer team work. Those lectures have to be applicable in primary and secondary school chemistry courses (the psychological age of the pupils have to be respected). Course has its web-portal and include e-learning strategies.

At the end of the course the students will be able to:
1_ Choose an experiment that is compatible with given teaching goals and organize an inquiry-learning based lesson.
2_ Anticipate the risk and safety rules that should be obeyed during the experimental procedure.
3_ Develop didactical materials for a planned chemistry lesson.
4_ Link given teaching goals with experimental observations.
5_ Re-scale given experiment and perform it with simple kit and less chemicals.
6_ Anticipate knowledge and skills that pupils need to have acquired before to participate in the planned chemistry lesson.
7_ Make a didactical and methodological review of peer's or own teaching lesson.
  1. 1.M. Sikirica, Metodika nastave kemije, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2003.
    2. Udžbenici, priručnici za nastavnike, radne bilježnice i zbirke zadataka za osnovne i srednje
    škole (različiti autori, izdavači i godine izdanja)
    3. Međunarodni časopisi koji se bave kemijskim obrazovanjem: Education in Chemistry, Journal
    of Chemical Education, Naturwissenschaften im Unterricht Chemie
    4. M. Sikirica, Zbirka kemijskih pokusa za osnovnu i srednju školu, Školska knjiga, Zagreb,
    1. Udžbenici PREDMETA prethodnika
    2. Različiti interni nastavni materijali
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Attended : Educational psychology
Attended : General pedagogy
Attended : Higher laboratory in chemistry
2. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Chemistry Education
Consultations schedule: