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Education of Chemistry at the 1st Independent High School in Bratislava, Slovakia from General Education to Key Competencies

Mária Smreková, Eva Jahelková

1st Independent High School

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Education of Chemistry at the 1st Independent High School differs from the ones at other schools in Slovakia. Several equal bases support the education generally. The first one is the pedagogical and psychological art of the teacher who has the freedom to create the curriculum of the subject and choose the method of teaching. The second is connection of education with real life. Then there is the definition of the basic content and need of complex view when studying a phenomenon. The last but not the least is the specialization of the study. It is important to see and train the cognitive abilities of the student while choosing method in education process. All the abilities are categorized as key competencies and as shown many of them are suitable for training in chemistry classes. They can be used as motivation. There are several methods for the key competencies training e.g. to learn from experience, to contextualize the facts, to solve the problem and the student should learn as well to be responsible for own learning.

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