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Didactics of Chemistry

Code 12147
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Didática da Química
Entry requirements -
Learning outcomes Relation between knowledge and skills acquired in the curricular units of Chemistry and Education Sciences for the
construction of educational knowledge: critical analysis of the curricula of Chemistry and materials for teaching
Chemistry, developing strategies, planning teaching and learning units, assessment.
Syllabus Importance of Chemistry in contemporary society and its relationship with the other sciences. Analysis of the teaching / learning process (brief analysis of the various components: structure, objectives, process, environment, motivation, interaction and evaluation). Analysis of concepts. Spatial models (significance and limitations of their use). Solving problems in chemistry. Methodological aspects of the introduction of chemistry concepts in basic school and in secondary level. Chemistry, Technology and Society. Mobilization of knowledge and skills previously acquired in curricular units of Chemistry and of Education Sciences for the construction of educational knowledge: critical analysis of the curricula of Chemistry and materials for teaching Chemistry, strategy development, planning teaching and learning units, and assessment. Laboratory classes dedicated to the exploration of techniques for introducing concepts aimed at teaching chemistry at basic and secondary levels.
Main Bibliography Janet Collins, Michael Ham mond & Jerry Wellington (2000). Teaching and learning with multimedia. London:
Routledge.
Journal of C hemical Education.
Maria Gabriela Teles Cepeda Ribeiro, Dominique Azevedo Costa & Adélio Alcino Sampaio Castro Machado (2010). Uma métrica gráfica para avaliação holística da verdura de reacções laboratoriais - “estrela verde”, Química Nova 33, 759-764.
Carl Henry Snyder (2003). The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things, 4th ed. New York: Wiley.
Joan Solomon & Glen Stirton Aikenhead [eds.] (1994). STS education, international perspectives on reform. New York: Teachers College Press
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The assessment will be continuous and will encompass a variety of assessment methods interconnected with the teaching and learning process.
The evaluation will focus on:
1. Work done by students during the semester (either individually or in group work)
Theoretical works 40%
Practical assignments 35%
Individual file 25% until May 31, 2021
Frequency in the discipline:
1. Students must carry out all practical and theoretical work
To be excused from the exam, students must:
1. Perform all proposed work, with approval, minimum 10 values.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-09

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