Pedagogical approaches to chemistry teaching

In-person teacher professional development courses from the Royal Society of Chemistry

An effective teacher must have a range of different teaching and learning tools that can be drawn upon and used in the classroom. For effective learning to take place, the teacher must not only have good subject knowledge but also effective pedagogical skills if they are to get the ideas across to the students.

Pre-16 courses

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • understand how students learn
  • get a ‘hands on, minds on’ approach to practical work and practice some classic chemistry experiments within a safe environment
  • find out about pedagogies that support active learning, including group work
  • find out about sequencing learning

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • apply theories of learning to your teaching
  • plan to use a range of active learning strategies in the classroom
  • plan a sequence of learning
  • locate teaching and learning resources from Teach Chemistry

Each course is tailored to specific needs, so objectives and outcomes may vary slightly from those given here.

Science classroom

Classroom resources

Activities from our Pedagogical Approaches to Chemistry Teaching professional development course for teachers

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