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ERIC Number: ED531658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
A Conceptual Approach to Learning Chemistry in Professional Secondary School in Latvia
Priede, Daina; Krumina, Aira
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 1 p31-40 2012
After the year 1991, great structural reforms were launched in Latvia at all levels of education, including secondary education. Still, there are many reforms that must be implemented in secondary professional education. The objective of our research was to develop a contemporary didactic coverage for teaching chemistry in professional secondary education. New teaching/learning material in chemistry for professional secondary schools was elaborated as a result of this study. It consists of the following units: basic (invariable) theory a unit based on the curriculum of the "State Educational Standard" in chemistry. Variable theory, a unit, includes various and specific information about environmental chemical processes that are vital to ensure definite students' professional competences in future. A unit that develops students' self-dependent skills and activity this unit includes exercises of different difficulty based on the implementation of the didactic approach: knowledge understanding application. A unit that promotes students' experimental skills and activity this unit contains descriptions of environmentally "friendly" laboratory exercises. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Latvia