Course Title: 
Pedagogy of Chemistry
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Pedagogy of Chemistry' is a course offered at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  1. Acquire the knowledge of nature and scope of Chemistry.
  2. Analyse the importance of Chemistry in life, objectives and values of teaching chemistry, approaches and methods of teaching of Chemistry.
  3. Develop the skill of analysing Chemistry in terms of content and learning experiences.
  4. Stating objectives in behavioural terms.
  5. Appreciate the role of Chemistry in daily life.
  6. List out the different resources for Teaching Chemistry.
  7. Develop the Skill of selecting and using appropriate media and materials while Teaching lessons in Chemistry.
  8. Preparing Learning Aids, conducting experiments and demonstrations in Chemistry.

Unit I: Introduction

1.1 Meaning, Nature, Scope and Values.
1.2 Components of Scientific Knowledge-Process and Product.
1.3 Importance of Chemistry in daily life and growth of knowledge.

Unit II: Planning and Approaches

2.1 General aims and objectives of teaching Chemistry.
2.2 Writing instructional objectives in behavioural terms (Blooms/Anderson’s revised taxonomy)
2.3 5E base for lesson planning.

Unit III: Methods of Teaching Chemistry

3.1 Approaches, methods and models of teaching.
3.2 Concept of correlation- incidental and systematic correlation of physical sciencesInterdisciplinary and intra disciplinary.

Unit IV: Teaching and learning resources in Chemistry

4.1 Library Resources: Text books, Reference Materials
4.2 Laboratory, Importance and uses of Laboratory Manuals.

Unit V: Technological and Communityresources in Chemistry

5.1 Technological resources: Audio-Visuals Materials, Virtual labs, Smart Class, Multimedia and E- learning resources.
5.2 Community resources and improvised aids.

  1. Contribution of Scientists in the field of Chemistry.
  2. Physical science as an integral part of science.
  3. Importance, Steps/features, Merits and limitations of Inductive and Deductive methods, Lecture cum Demonstration method, Problem solving method.
  4. Identifying different components of scientific knowledge in the given context.
  5. Development of scientific attitude among students.
  6. Critical analysis of formulation of instructional objectives in behavioural Terms.
  7. Construction of self-instructional materials.
  8. Preparation of Power point presentation – Slides. 
  9. Planning and designing for Laboratory work.
  10. Preparing the list of experiments to be conducted in the laboratory.
  11. Preparing lesson plan for different methods and models of teaching.
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