Special Topics in Chemistry Education

EF 305
Taught in
Fall 2008
Course Level
Lifelong Support

Course Description

Special Topics in Chemistry Education (EF 305) is a dynamic and advanced course offered at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University that delves into the innovative and evolving aspects of chemistry education. This course is designed for students pursuing degrees in chemistry or education and those with a keen interest in the field of science education. EF 305 aims to equip participants with a deep understanding of contemporary teaching methods, curriculum development, and the intersection of chemistry and pedagogy.

Course Objectives

  • Explore Emerging Trends in Chemistry Education: Students will investigate the latest developments, trends, and challenges in the field of chemistry education, allowing them to stay at the forefront of educational innovation.

  • Effective Curriculum Development: Participants will learn how to design, implement, and assess curriculum materials tailored to different educational levels, aligning them with the national and international standards.

  • Pedagogical Approaches: The course will cover a wide range of pedagogical strategies and teaching techniques to enhance chemistry education. Topics will include active learning, inquiry-based instruction, and the integration of technology in the classroom.

  • Hands-On Laboratory Experience: Students will gain practical experience in developing and conducting chemistry experiments and demonstrations suitable for the classroom, focusing on safety and best practices.

  • Assessment and Evaluation: This course will equip students with the skills to assess students’ understanding, design effective assessment tools, and evaluate teaching practices to enhance learning outcomes.

  • Chemistry Education Research: Students will be exposed to educational research in the field of chemistry, enabling them to critically evaluate research articles and potentially engage in their research projects.

  • Adaptation to Diverse Learners: Strategies for accommodating diverse learners, including those with different learning styles and abilities, will be explored to foster inclusive and equitable teaching environments.

  • Reflective Teaching: Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their teaching practices and continually improve their approaches to chemistry education.

  • Current Issues and Challenges: The course will examine contemporary issues and challenges faced by chemistry educators, such as the role of ethics in science education, addressing misconceptions, and promoting scientific literacy.

By the end of the course, students will be well-prepared to enhance their teaching skills, develop engaging and effective chemistry curriculum, and contribute to the advancement of chemistry education. EF 305 provides a unique opportunity to engage with the evolving field of chemistry education, making it an essential course for those aspiring to be exemplary educators in the field of chemistry.