Ramkamhaeng University (THAILAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN13 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 1682-1688
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The teaching and learning of chemistry should be done in a meaningful way for students so they can seethe importance and the benefits of chemistry that can be used in their daily lives. Thus a chemistry instructor needs to apply various kinds of teaching methodology; for example, integrated teaching, project-based teaching, backward-designed teaching, etc. There must also be connections between knowledge and real life experiences so as to make learning in class significant in real life and interesting for students, based on the constructivism theory. The teacher should facilitate the teaching and learning in classroom by providing opportunities and situations for students to learn by themselves.All of the 5 steps of scientific learning should be done hands-on, namely, observation, hypothesis, experiment/ data collection, data analysis and conclusion of the knowledge gained. This will help students understand and remember what they have learned more effectively and efficiently. In addition, while learning, students will gradually create positive learning attitudes according to what and how much they have learned. Even though, they have differences in their learning levels and their capabilities, they will learn how to collaborate and co-operate with other fellow students. This helps students cultivate the habit of acquiring knowledge by themselves which is a good start for lifelong learning.
Chemistry Teaching.