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IBDP Chem Education 21st Century-final

Presentation of “My view of chemistry education in the 21st century with particular reference to the IB Diploma programme.” (16/05/2013)

Erwin Ten Meer

on 15 May 2013

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Transcript of IBDP Chem Education 21st Century-final

Challenges and Opportunities:
An outlook on
Chemistry in the IBDP Visualizing Chemistry Education
in the 21st Century By: Erwin Ten Meer Establishing the Ground State: Curriculum (s) Q: What can I contribute to the IBDP Chemistry Curriculum?
A: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." (T. Bert Lance, 1977) AtT Chemistry:
Sub-micro Visualization is a key! Chemistry AtL focus?
Seeing the world as a chemist An expert in chemistry
thinks at 3 levels:
1) macro/observable
2) sub-mirco/molecular
3) representational/symbolic
(Johnstone 1982, Tasker 2008) DP: IA DP: Theory DP: ? Digitalization:
From books to e-text & from experimentation to simulations
Risks: superficial “learning” & students do not develop their own imaginative vision of [science] concepts (P. Atkins) NoS: Promoting Information and Scientific literacy Role of the IBDP:
To insure that all the pieces are in place to provide support, to facilitate, and to guide both teachers and students alike. Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Paradigms Short-essay
Literacy assessment? "Peer review" scientific publications
Reviews of "popular science" reports and pages The Nature of Chemicals:
"Green" chemistry through
IA Investigation? “Science knows it doesn't know everything; otherwise, it'd stop" (Dara Ó Briain) The dangers or benefits of chemicals are seldom self-evident: Graphene:
From scientific curiosity, to super-paint that generates electricity from sunlight and changes colour on request (The Telegraph, 2013) Friend... Or Foe...? Neonicotinoids:
From crop-saving pesticide, to banned in the EU due to implication of causing the death of Bees
(Reuters, 2013) Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes “Science knows it doesn't know everything; otherwise, it'd stop" (Dara Ó Briain) The End:
Vă mulţumesc pentru timpul şi atenţia dumneavoastră It all comes down to Balance: Curriculum:
Solid Chemistry content AtL:
Multiple level Thinking AtT:
Engaging Visualizations Green IA investigation
NoC: Science-media Literacy
NoS: Framework & Guidance
IB-TSM: Foldit gamers solve complex structure of M-PMV protein (HIV) in 3 weeks New: Active involvement through simulation- assignments and games Old: Static Visualization and Learning
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