Popular Science Articles as the Auxiliary method for chemistry teaching for non chemist students

Kupatadze, Ketevan (2019) Popular Science Articles as the Auxiliary method for chemistry teaching for non chemist students. In: European Variety In Chemistry Education 2019, 2019. 17-19, 07., Prato, Italy.

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The presented oral presentation reviews popular science articles (these articles are published in online magazine “The Teacher”) as one of the methods of chemistry teaching for non-chemist students at the University level. It describes which didactic principles they are in line with and how this type of articles can be used in order to kindle the interest of students and generally, the readers of other specialties, in chemistry. The articles review the main topics of inorganic/organic chemistry, biochemistry. A part of the articles are about "household" chemistry. Most of them review topics from ecological chemistry in a simple and entertaining manner. It is important to provide information for the new generation in the right direction to know the essence of the problem and the risks. Correspondingly, the society will get the member, if not the future environmentalist, who will take care of the environment. The main focus is on the language and format of popular-science articles. Chemical topics are related to poetry, literature, chemistry history or simply, to fun news. It also reviews the students' interview results about the usage of popular science articles in chemistry teaching process for non-chemist students and for teachers in-service and pre-service. The aforementioned pedagogical study revealed that the popular science articles contain useful information not only for the students of other specialties, but also for future biologists and ecologists (having chemistry as a mandatory subject at their universities). The articles are effectively used by teachers on chemistry lessons to kindle students' interest in this subject.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties/Schools > School of Natural Sciences and Medicine
Depositing User: პროფესორი ქეთევან კუპატაძე
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 06:19
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 06:19
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/9170

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