FORMATION OF A CONTEMPORARY TEACHING/LEARNING MODEL OF CHEMISTRY IN BASIC SCHOOL
|Title||FORMATION OF A CONTEMPORARY TEACHING/LEARNING MODEL OF CHEMISTRY IN BASIC SCHOOL|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Bartuseviča, A, Cēdere, D|
|Journal||Journal of Baltic Science Education|
|Type of Article||Original article|
|Keywords||basic school, chemical education, teaching/learning model|
A new contemporary teaching/learning model of chemistry in basic school in Latvia is proposed and discussed in the paper. Society’s needs, contemporary demands and sustainable development are driving forces of the model. A meaningful mode of chemical thinking, a careful and understanding attitude towards environmental processes, and skills and attitudes useful for practical life result from the application of the mentioned model. The model, together with accompanying didactical material – student’s laboratory workbook, teacher’s guide and students’ worksheets, was tested in several basic schools of Latvia.
· Introduction the student into the unified understanding of intellectual, natural, and material values.
· Demonstration of the student-centered approach in the teaching process of chemistry as the most effective system of pedagogical method in Latvia at the present time.
· Implementation qualitative changes in curriculum, proving the significance of applied chemistry and applied skills as useful for human’s practical life.