Session 5.2

Tools in chemistry education


Assessment of competence, attitudes, collaboration, computer supported learning, formative assessment, higher education, instructional design, laboratory work in science, new modes of assessments, science communication, scientific experimentation


  • KN : Marcy TOWNS (Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA)

  • IL1: Mauro MOCERINO (Curtin University, Perth, AU):

  • IL2: MichaeL SEERY (University of Edinburgh, UK)


Traditionally lab work, hands on education in the laboratory, has been an important aspect of teaching and learning both in secondary and higher education. The role and scope of lab work especially in the first part of tertiary education has undergone quite some changes. The focus and learning goals and outcomes have become better defined. New technology has been introduced in the lab work. Not only analysing tools and tools for recording results have improved. Tools have been developed to assess students in an easier manner. What tools can be used in chemistry education, what is the role of lab work, how can new technology be used in improving chemistry education