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An alternative view: Exemplification of chemical concepts with a language close to the students


About This Course

"An Alternative View: Exemplification of Chemical Concepts with a Language Close to the Students" is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, aimed at university teachers. It focuses on making complex chemical ideas more comprehensible and relatable, enhancing student engagement and comprehension. The course empowers educators to use everyday language, relatable examples, and efficient feedback methods. Course content covers six key areas, including the use of engaging visuals, making abstract chemical ideas tangible, adapting communication for student understanding, designing effective quizzes and assessments, encouraging classroom discussions for knowledge sharing, and accommodating self-paced learning. The ultimate goal is to improve teaching methods and elevate student outcomes in chemistry education.


No special requrements needed

Course Staff

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Prof Sanjiv Prashar

Prof of Chemistry, Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

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Assoc Prof Noelia Faginas Lago

Assoc Prof at University of Perugia, Italy

with contribution of Dr Crtomir Podlipnik from University of Ljubljana

Basic information

Course basic - Info
Commitmentfrom 2 to 3 hours
How to pass
  • Participate actively in discussion and workshop.
  • Pass a graded assignment.

Intended learning outcomes

On the successful completion of this MOOC, the Participants will be able to:
  • Gain skills to translate complex chemical concepts into accessible, everyday language
  • Develop the capacity to design engaging lessons using real-world chemical examples.
  • Acquire abilities to assess comprehension effectively and provide clear, constructive feedback