Basic principles and lesson structure

Chemie im Kontext lessons link three contextual principles with a four phase lesson structure.

Basic principles

Lesson structure

Teaching according to Chemie im Kontext follows four sequential phases. After the contact phase, where students become familiar with the new context, there is a curiosity and planning phase, where they actively participate in various ways in further planning and structuring the work ahead. The elaboration phase then is characterized by as much independent student activity as possible, supported and moderated by the teacher. A large variety of methods is used here. In the final phase the freshly acquired chemical subject knowledge is extracted from the original context, linked to the basic concepts and applied to new contexts.