Sanjiv Prashar, Jose M. Méndez-Arriaga, Josefa Ortiz-Bustos, Diana Díaz-García, Miguel Díaz-Sánchez, Santiago Gómez-Ruiz, Noelia M. Faginas-Lago
Teaching chemistry to students who are not chemistry majors is difficult for various reasons, including the complexity of the subject but also for the prejudiced dislike of the discipline caused by a mixture of a lack of respect and preconceived emotional and mental barriers.
We propose a program that includes the application of chemistry to everyday life (molecular cuisine, condensation ...). Based on real life, it should be easier to tackle the key concepts (background) which are base of the chemical discipline and to address the topics and provide practical insights from which to interpret, elaborate, translate and apply these concepts to the development of the particular degree program.
In parallel, we will develop innovative activities for students to correct misconceptions about chemistry. Using appropriate support we will move towards a change in teaching methodology towards more effective activities which should not neglect theoretical and experimental aspects.
Chemistry knowledge transfer background for non-chemists, Creativity; alternative chemistry conceptions.
The difficulty in being able to involve the students of scientific degrees other than Chemistry, due to the "bad" training of students in secondary schools in chemistry and above all highlighting what are the misconceptions on the basic topics in order to be able to carry out more advanced. It leads us to a greater diversity of classroom level and interest, implying a low level of the course because the previous information must be firstly corrected.
How to understand from the first day that chemistry increases and improves the quality of life and that everything around us is matter?
Local educational scope
To train professional figures who are skilled scientific communicators, who have a solid and rigorous preparation and are able to divulge understandable information, the existence of science and move away from scientific malnutrition due to learning processes.
Pre-knowledge / Background of the participating local teaching staff
Designing ad hoc courses to analyze the basic topics of chemistry and understand from a historical and epistemological point of view how to correct erroneous concepts and define the basic concepts necessary to start a scientific degree.
MicroMOOC: guide for the development and implementation of online tests based on H5P.
Designing ad hoc courses to analyze the basic topics of chemistry and understand from a historical and epistemological point of view how to correct erroneous concepts and define the basic concepts necessary to start a scientific degree
This CPD scenario describes a User case in which lecturers develop their competence in sound course design and how to engage and motivate students and how to facilitate discipline specific thinking and how to facilitate student’s deep learning and development of higher cognitive skills and develop attitudes in supporting student development and enabling students’ well-being in a learning process and inclusivity and knowledge sharing.
In this CPD scenario the participants are using a very short open online course, a micro mooc (μmooc) and professionalize in a close connection to their own teaching practice (at their workplace) and meet in person on location with the training staff and with other participants.