Context-Based Teaching and Learning on School and University Level

Parchmann, Ilka, Broman, Karolina, Busker, Maike and Rudnik, Julian (2015) Context-Based Teaching and Learning on School and University Level Chemistry Education. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, pp. 259-278. DOI 10.1002/9783527679300.ch10.

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Chemistry seems to be an interesting and encouraging area for some students, while others do not see a relevance for it to their own life and interests. The so-called “context-based learning (CBL) approaches” aim to overcome this challenge by linking chemistry to application that often refer to daily life or societal issues but also to modern research and development. At the school level, CBL offers insights into the different fields of application of chemistry to encourage students to be open-minded on their daily lives but also to think about future careers and on-going learning opportunities of interest. At the university level, CBL connects the basic topic areas of chemistry to different study courses, interests, and applications. This approach is of particular interest in lectures with a variety of different students at the beginning of their studies.

The chapter explores the theoretical background and give examples for CBL at different levels. It also explores problem-solving strategies by experts and novices that can support the planning of CBL tasks for other researchers and practitioners in education.

Document Type: Book chapter
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1002/9783527679300.ch10
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 06:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 06:29

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