QUESTIONS OF CHEMICAL CONTENT IN THE INTEGRATED COURSES OF NATURAL SCIENCES

TitleQUESTIONS OF CHEMICAL CONTENT IN THE INTEGRATED COURSES OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBratennikova, A, Vasilevskaya, E
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume1
Issue2
Date PublishedOctober/2002
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Keywordschemical education, integrated courses, natural science education
Abstract

In formation of complete knowledge of nature and the person a big role belongs to studying of chemistry as the discussing subject according to its nature is primary integrated and its (her) maintenance (contents) is interconnected with that of physics and biology. Chemistry teaching in average educational institutions now is accomplished by studying obligatory independent rates as well as and by including of questions of chemical maintenance (contents) into the obligatory integrated rates of natural sciences (alongside with independent rates of chemistry by choice of pupils). The maintenance (contents) of a chemical component in the integrated rates of natural sciences taught in Japan, Canada, USA, the Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Byelorussia is considered in the work. It is indicated that doubtless advantage of the integrated rates of natural sciences in general is the establishment of full interrelation between investigated natural-science subjects, and with reference to chemistry - formation of belief in necessity of chemical knowledge for the decision of many vital problems. Introduction of national standards and aspiration to equivalence of documents on the general education urgently demand definition in the different countries of uniform approaches to natural-science rates in high school, preparation of the scientific and pedagogical staff, to perfection of continuity school and high school natural-science education.

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