|Course code module||SLO9234|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:||exam contract not possible|
The student must have:
- the final competences of an academic bachelor;
- an outstanding domainspecific knowledge;
- a correct language, both orally and in writing.
Didactics of Chemistry is organised parallel with Didactics of Sciences. Therefore competences learned in Didactics of Sciences will be used and expanded during the course Didactics of Chemistry.
This course had to be followed in combination with practice sessions
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The final competences of this course are in line with the basic competences of a secondary school teacher as stated by the Flemish Government (http://www.onderwijs.vlaanderen.be/nieuws/2007p/0420-basiscompetenties.htm).
Following objectives will be pursued in particular:
- a sufficient knowledge of learning and instruction, especially of chemistry;
- to be able to plan and teach a chemistry lesson (using a didactic order, asking adequate questions, using diverse teaching methods, motivating pupils,...);
- to be able to reflect on their own teaching practice.
3. Course content
Some of the topics are:
- Situation and organisation of the chemistry curriculum in the educational system in Flanders;
- Content analysis of chemistry curricula;
- Teaching methods and concepts for chemistry;
- Materials and equipments for chemistry teaching and learning;
- Use of ICT in chemistry teaching;
- Evaluation and assessment in chemistry.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorialsSkills training
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupPortfolio
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments
Portfolio: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
The students will be given the syllabus during the lectures and tutorials, some topics will be published on Blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Interesting reading and study materials are the chemistry books used in secondary schools.
To activate prior knowledge of chemistry, or to fill the gaps in one’s prior knowledge:
McMurry, J. & Fay, R. C. (2004). Chemistry. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.
Zumdahl, S.S. & Zumdahl, S.A. (2000). Chemistry. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
It is always possible for students to make an appointment for tutoring. Questions related to the course content are also welcome during and after college.