Didactics and epistemology of chemistry - 2d degree

lchm2340c  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Didactics and epistemology of chemistry - 2d degree
2.00 credits
18.5 h

  This learning unit is not open to incoming exchange students!

de Wergifosse Marc; Matthys Nathalie;
Didactics and Epistemology of Science Course : LSCI2320
Main themes
The topics covered are those related to teaching chemistry in the second grade :
  •     Conceptual difficulties related to the topics to be taught in chemistry,
  •     The interest and exploitation of experimental or non-experimental activities, essential in chemistry,
Practical sessions on the implementation of essential experiments in chemistry and analysis of learning difficulties.
This part of the course is designed to "equip" students to become future chemistry teachers at D2. The aim here is not only to present the elements of didactics relating to the teaching of chemistry but also to ensure the transfer and appropriation of these tools by the future teachers.
Teaching methods
The teaching activities are those recommended in secondary education: group work, lectures, flipped classes, laboratories, etc., mainly in co-construction with the students.
Evaluation methods
Students registered for the Aggregation in Geography or Mathematics, taking only module LCHM2340 C, are assessed in January as follows:
Chemistry laboratory activities: 20% of the total mark
Written test (November) concerning the basic concepts to be taught in D2 Chemistry: 10% of the total mark
10-hour observation course report in chemistry: 30% of the total grade
Individual written evaluation (January) concerning the concepts covered in didactics and epistemology of chemistry: 40% of the total mark
Attendance to this course is required. In accordance with article 72 of the General Regulations for Studies and Examinations, the course director may propose to the jury that a student who has not attended at least 80% of the courses during the January or September session be refused registration.
Other information
LCHM2340 C is an elective course for students enrolled in the Aggregation in Geography or Mathematics. It can only be taken if LSCI2320 has been taken previously.
LCHM2340 C is taken in Q1 during S8 to 14 for 2 hours per week (15 hours equivalent to 2 credits).
Online resources
on MoodleUCL, acronym LCHM2340.
The site contains the documents presented and used during the courses and allows the deposit of the students' productions.
Des ouvrages en relation avec les disciplines enseignées et avec la didactique seront présentés lors des cours.


Works related to the disciplines taught and to didactics will be presented during the courses.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - Mathematics

Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - Geography

Master [120] in Mathematics

Master [120] in Geography : General