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ERIC Number: EJ943628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Teaching the Societal Dimension of Chemistry Using a Socio-Critical and Problem-Oriented Lesson Plan Based on Bioethanol Usage
Feierabend, Timo; Eilks, Ingo
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n9 p1250-1256 Sep 2011
This paper discusses a chemistry lesson plan based on the use of ethanol as an alternative and renewable energy source. The lessons were developed by participatory action research and follow a socio-critical and problem-oriented approach to chemistry teaching. This approach specifically focuses on the handling of scientific and technological issues within society. The course of the lessons, the experiences documented by teacher and student feedback, and the general importance of the societal dimension of chemistry education are all reflected upon. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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