MAKING SCIENCE ACCESSIBLE, HOW TO TEACH CHEMISTRY TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS’

the 3rd African Conference on Research in Chemistry Education

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Title MAKING SCIENCE ACCESSIBLE, HOW TO TEACH CHEMISTRY TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS’
 
Creator SÖZBİLİR Mustafa; Atatürk University , Turkey
 
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Description Chemistry is the science of matter and its transformations. Matter, from the chemical point of view, consists of the substances we encounter in our daily lives, such as solids, liquids, and gases, as well as the atoms and molecules of which these substances are composed (American Chemical Society [ACS], 2012). Therefore, teaching chemistry requires the understanding of interaction taking place at micro level in the systems we encounter in everyday lives. Another major aspect of chemistry instruction is the communication system which helps to transfer message between the chemist. This necessitates the symbolic level. The mission of chemistry education, in terms of school establishments, is to prepare individuals who would develop a certain level of scientific understanding and basic scientific process skills necessitates to understand the interactions in chemical phenomena at macro, micro and symbolic level. Learning chemistry requires intensive use of our senses, particularly eyes to be a good observer. However, some of the individuals, have difficulty in using their eyes due to visual impairments.  Although there are different definitions, visual impairment is used as an overall term that encompasses all people with decreased vision, regardless of the severity of their vision loss. In terms of educational purposes, the visual impairment is used to describe children whose visual condition in such that special provisions are necessary for their successful education. In this presentation, visually impaired students’ needs in carrying our laboratory works and learning chemistry will be discussed. In addition, samples from learning materials which was developed to meet those students’ needs will be presented. Recommendations will be made how to adapt chemistry content to visually impaired students.   References American Chemical Society (2012). ACS guidelines and recommendations for the teaching of high school chemistry. Retrievedfromhttps://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/policies/ recommendations-for-the-teaching-of-high-school-chemistry.pdf on January 5, 2017.
 
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ACRICE 2017
 
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Date 2017-10-02 10:35:20
 
Type Peer-reviewed Paper
 
Identifier http://www.univ-setif.dz/OCS/FT/ACRICE/paper/view/271
 
Source ACRICE2017; The third african conference on research in chemistry education
 
Language en
 
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