Monday 9 March, 9.00am – 4.00pm, Oakgrove School, Venturer Gate, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ

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This course is fully funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and there is no charge to attend.

Part 1 

9.00am – 12.00pm

Acids and bases (pre-16) 

Learning objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • different contexts for teaching acids and bases
  • the sequence of key ideas that students need in order to understand acids and bases
  • practical activities that can be used to support the development of practical skills and application of maths skills
  • the common misconceptions and challenges that students experience with rates of reaction

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • plan to use a range of different contexts when teaching acids and bases
  • explain how the key ideas in acids and bases develop and progress at pre-16 level
  • apply a range of different activities, including thermometric titration and graph drawing, to support effective learning of acids and bases 
  • explain the difference between bases and alkalis, plus strong and weak acids

 

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Part 2

12.00pm – 4.00pm

Quantitative chemistry (pre-16)

Learning objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • the sequence of key ideas that students need in order to understand quantitative chemistry and succeed with chemical calculations
  • common misconceptions and challenges that students experience with quantitative chemistry
  • an evidence-based approach to introducing and teaching the mole
  • key practical activities that put quantitative chemistry into action

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • apply sequence learning of key concepts to maximise student progress in quantitative chemistry
  • distinguish and challenge common misconceptions in student understanding of quantitative chemistry
  • explain the concept of the mole
  • plan to use a range of pedagogies to support students with chemical calculations

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