the 3rd African Conference on Research in Chemistry Education

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Creator Abdelkrim GOUASMIA; Mohamed Cherif MESSAADIA University of Souk Ahras, Algeria

Description Chemistry is often called "central science." It leads us to the heart of matter to better understand and discover what atoms are? How do they get together to give molecules? And by what types of reactions do they build the world and living matter? Chemistry is an incredibly fascinating field of study. It tells us about the chemical nature of the objects that come alongside us. Organic chemistry is one of chemistry’s dicipline. It is fundamental to our world; it plays a part in the lives of all and touches, in one way or another, almost every aspect of our existence. Even the human, animated by life and intelligence, is composed of living matter made up of chemical elements and molecules. These chemical entities are involved in the cellular functioning of our organism, they affect all aspects and segments of our society, they respond to our basic needs and contribute greatly to the improvement of well-being in our daily lives. Without chemistry, many activities could not exist. For better or for worse, everything is chemical/chemistry!But it would be misleading to admire the innumerable services and benefits of chemistry without seeking to know the other side of the coin. Indeed, chemistry has a frightening side, because some of these applications have harmful consequences on man and environment. The many fatal accidents caused by the use of chemicals and the tens of thousands of deaths caused by wars waged by man, have rooted this fear in the collective imagination. Despite its hideous facet, chemistry will remain an essential vector of modernity and the accident will also remain the price to pay for progress and for a better use of chemistry! Now, we are forced to live in consensus with chemistry, and find a compromise to reconcile the human will and the forces of nature to limit the damages and make this world joyful and habitable.The human being must be aware of the enormous challenges that face him in terms of comfort and safety and act accordingly. It must permeate the chemistry of new trends and practices to preserve the human and the environment. One of the alternatives to these real and legitimate concerns will be "green chemistry”. An ecological chemistry that can respond softly to the modern human health and safety requirements while preserving the quality and life style that we want. This transformation towards the "green", hoped for and demanded by all, requires a new approach in the way to produce the raw materials and how to conceive the strategies of synthesis of new materials. A mutation that will, of course, have important repercussions in how to approach and teach chemistry.The wish of every chemist is to demystify chemistry, to make it more familiar and more accessible. Hence a new pedagogy that must be articulated around the cognitive taxonomy "Understand - Retain - Apply". By which, the teaching of chemistry cannot remain exclusively verbal, but follow a new path which must involve manipulations, with a very prolonged stay and really profitable in the laboratory, because chemistry is a labor, its space a laboratory. Chemistry will be tomorrow, through teaching and research, the most promising vector in the emergence of a consumer goods industry, integrating the concept of sustainable development and the preservation of the environment.
Publisher ACRICE2017
Date 2017-10-02 09:56:03
Type Peer-reviewed Paper
Source ACRICE2017; The third african conference on research in chemistry education
Language en
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