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The analysis of historical elements of chemistry in Slovenian primary school textbooks

Urška Oder (2015) The analysis of historical elements of chemistry in Slovenian primary school textbooks. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    In this graduation thesis, historical elements of chemistry in Slovenian primary school textbooks and the frequency of their appearance have been analyzed. The purpose of the thesis is to find out how frequently they appear in Slovenian primary school textbooks for 8th and 9th grade, both in picture and text material. Content analysis has also been made. There are some differences in the quantity of learning content in the specific textbook. The analysis showed that there are some historical elements of chemistry presented, but their extent varies, depending either on grade or on individual textbook. Most historical elements of chemistry occur in 8th grade textbooks, but a few of them also occur in 9th grade textbooks. They are presented through text as well as pictures, mostly complementing each other. Historical elements of chemistry are an important part of chemistry education; therefore, it is important that teachers use them for their work. The integration of history of chemistry elements into chemistry lessons makes it easier for students to understand the material and presents chemistry to them in a reasonable sequence, which shows them that chemistry is a science that was developed based on human discoveries and explanations of natural phenomena.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: historical elements of chemistry, primary textbooks for 8th and 9th grade, document analysis
    Number of Pages: 32
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Iztok DevetakMentor
    asist. Miha SlapničarComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10712137)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3064
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 12:31
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 13:54
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3064

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