Course: Teaching chemistry for secondary school teachers

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Course title Teaching chemistry for secondary school teachers
Course code UCH/065
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kahounová Ludmila, Mgr.
  • Kutý Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vácha František, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Kutá Smatanová Ivana, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Current knowledge of general, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and biochemistry. Chemical text, software for creating chemical formulas. Internet for chemistry teachers (WWW, chemical information, projects). Modeling and simulation in chemistry teaching - computer aided school chemistry experiment. During the exercises, students will learn more about the information gained during the lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies)
  • Preparation for credit - 6 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 36 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Chemistry is a field that is constantly evolving, so the school education system needs to respond to this development and constantly update the content of education. It is necessary to transform newly acquired knowledge into the school environment of secondary schools, ie continuous education of teachers in their field of science. The course will focus on linking chemical advances with everyday life and also on possible links with teaching chemistry at secondary schools. The course focuses on the possibility of using modern technologies in school practice with a focus on teaching chemistry.
Students learn to use appropriate teaching aids and revise knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry graduate to pass the final exam.
The minimum requirement for students is basic knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry and knowledge gained after the completion of bachelor's degree specializations.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Requirement for successful completion of the course is student's active participation in lectures and seminars. The final exam will take the form of a written test and an oral interview with a final assessment by awarding marks.
Recommended literature
  • Ivana Kutá Smatanová a Michal Kutý. Laboratorní cvičení z chemie. JU v Českých Budějovicích (2013), 279 stran, ISBN 978-80-87437-51-3.
  • Michal Kutý a Ivana Kutá Smatanová. Chemie v příkladech. JU v Českých Budějovicích (2013), 269 stran, ISBN 978-80-87437-56-8.
  • Škoda Jiří. Chemie 8 Příručka učitele, Fraus (2006), ISBN: 80-7238-444-9.

Study plans that include the course
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