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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018, 6(4), 145-153
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-6-4-1
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Designing and Testing Electronic Coursebook to Develop Student's Competence in Experimental Practical Methods in Teaching Chemistry at the Universities of Education in Vietnam

Cao Cu Giac1, and Ly Huy Hoang2

1School of Natural Science Education, Vinh University, Vietnam

2Faculty of Chemistry, Dong Thap University, Vietnam

Pub. Date: September 25, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Science in the 21st Century)

Cite this paper:
Cao Cu Giac and Ly Huy Hoang. Designing and Testing Electronic Coursebook to Develop Student's Competence in Experimental Practical Methods in Teaching Chemistry at the Universities of Education in Vietnam. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018; 6(4):145-153. doi: 10.12691/wjce-6-4-1

Abstract

This article introduces an electronic coursebook for experimental practical methods in teaching chemistry in attempt to develop pedagogical students’ competence. Four principles, six steps in designing and two ways to use this electronic coursebook for developing pedagogical students’ competence are introduced. Results of pedagogical experiments in teaching the module “Practical experiment about teaching method in chemistry” for third-year students of the courses in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 at some universities of education in Vietnam have shown the efficiency and the feasibility of using electronic coursebook for pedagogic students in chemistry. The participants of those pedagogical experiments were asked to use the electronic coursebook before chemical experiments in the laboratory were conducted, following four steps: (i) Participants answered objective test questions on the skills to perform experiments in the laboratory, safety notes and successes of the experiment; (ii) Participants carred out simulations of experiments in the syllabus, and observed the setting up apparatuses of laboratory and the sequence of experiments; (iii) Participants carried out experiments in small groups in the laboratory under the supervision of instructors; and (iv) Teachers asked participants to do the available tests in the electronic coursebook to assess their learning outcomes.

Keywords:
electronic coursebook experimental practical methods teaching method chemistry pedagogic students

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