FORMATION OF A CONTEMPORARY TEACHING/LEARNING MODEL OF CHEMISTRY IN BASIC SCHOOL

TitleFORMATION OF A CONTEMPORARY TEACHING/LEARNING MODEL OF CHEMISTRY IN BASIC SCHOOL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBartuseviča, A, Cēdere, D
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume3
Issue1
Start Page49-57
Date PublishedMarch/2003
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Keywordsbasic school, chemical education, teaching/learning model
Abstract

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.
Developed teaching/learning model of chemistry at basic school allows:

· 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.

Refereed DesignationRefereed