ERIC Number: EJ1191018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Towards a More Methodical Approach to Teaching Senior Chemistry
Dale, Keith; Dale, Stephen G.
Teaching Science, v64 n3 p21-26 Sep 2018
The Australian Curriculum (n.d.) describes chemistry as having three interrelated strands, Science Inquiry Skills, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Understanding. It also states "... the three strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science should be taught in an integrated way". This article will explore a model for integrating these three strands, which is applicable across the whole of the course in senior chemistry. It will give four examples of the way the model can be applied to achieve this integration as well as highlighting the use of theories for explaining and predicting the properties of matter.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Chemistry, Science Process Skills, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Scientific Principles, Molecular Structure, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia