Course: Computers in Teaching Chemistry

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Course title Computers in Teaching Chemistry
Course code KCH/PCH
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Jodas Bořivoj, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Slavík Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
A guide to didactic programs for elementary and high schools, device control software for laboratory use, computer assisted experiment, Internet in teaching chemistry (searching for software, on-line databases, communication). Principles of computer algebraic systems (Mathematica, Maxima) and their use in teaching process.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Master: didactic programs for elementary and high schools. Learn the basics of computer aided experiment and computer algebraic systems and their use in the classroom. To be able to use the Internet in teaching chemistry (search programs, online databases, communication).
To calculate simple physico-chemical problems using computer algebraic system. To evaluate the applicability of software for education. Be able to effectively use computer-aided experiment.
knowledge of high school chemistry and informatics

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Two seminar works, elaborated and defended final project.
Recommended literature
  • Bílek, M. a kol. Výuka chemie s počítačem. Hradec Králové, Gaudeamus, 1997.
  • Černochová, M. - Komrska, T. - Novák, J. Využití počítače při vyučování. Praha, Portál, 1998.
  • Slavík, J. - Novák, J. Počítač jako pomocník učitele. Praha, Portál, 1997.

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