ASSESMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT IN A CONTEMPORARY TEACHING/LEARNING MODEL OF CHEMISTRY IN BASIC SCHOOLS OF LATVIA
|Title||ASSESMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT IN A CONTEMPORARY TEACHING/LEARNING MODEL OF CHEMISTRY IN BASIC SCHOOLS OF LATVIA|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Bartuseviča, A, Cēdere, D, Andersone, R|
|Journal||Journal of Baltic Science Education|
|Type of Article||Original article|
|Keywords||basic school, chemistry education, environmental education, teaching/learning model|
Pedagogic investigation, situation study and analysis are presented on one aspect of the previously developed teaching/learning model „Society – Nature – Technology”. The attitude of 600 Latvian students of the 8th and 9th grades towards environmental education, their understanding about particular environmental problems and their place in chemistry teaching and learning content are evaluated in the paper. Comparative research was done resulting in the assessment of the increase in the comprehension of environmental problems of those students who have participated in the approbation of the teaching/learning model.
Approbation results validate the following approaches:
considerably increased proportion of applied chemistry in chemistry curriculum;
environmentally friendly laboratory exercises in chemistry classes;
methods that stimulate thinking and emphasize the significance of chemistry in everyday life.