Teaching and Learning with Chemistry in Context

Lucy Pryde-Eubanks
2011 Educación Química  
<span>Chemistry in Context is an issues-based curriculum model developed by the American Chemical Society for non-science majors at the college level. Through six editions, the goal has been to establish chemical principles on a "need-to-know" basis, always within a framework of significant issues at the science-society interface. Global warming, air and water quality, acid rain, energy choices, and genetic engineering are just some of the topics that our students explore, helped by appropriate
more » ... lped by appropriate use of web-based materials. Allowing these students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for becoming responsible citizens is essential if we are successfully to address global challenges. This paper will discuss features of this successful curricular approach and how it changes both students and faculty.</span>
doi:10.22201/fq.18708404e.2008.4.25844 fatcat:ifwvfhdbifflfflpdq2bnmh7d4