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How Czech Institutions Overcome the Lack of Student's Motivation to Learn Chemistry

Zdeněk Hrdlička, Eva Krchová, Helena Kroftová

Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (Czech Republic)

zdenek.hrdlicka@vscht.cz

Abstract

The paper focuses the issue of Czech pupils` and students` motivation to study chemistry. Various sources of this lack are reported and analyzed, from technical equipment and teaching methods to general opinion and unpopularity of chemistry. Possible ways to improve this state-of-the art are suggested, e.g. usage of new educational methods, electronic tools and ICT-based learning/teaching materials. However, this is limited by costs of new tools and time and effort necessary for change. Students` motivation can be increased also by popularization events as Lessons of modern chemistry, Chemistry fairs etc.

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National Reports on successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry The national reports on chemistry successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry are now available on the related section of the project portal. The reports presents examples of successful experiences in the partner countries and the results of testing of ICT resources with science teachers.

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