Deakin Chemistry Education Professional Learning communities (DeCEPL)

With financial support from the Chemistry Education Association (CEA), we have in the past organised an innovative chemistry education focused professional learning opportunity, that is free for chemistry teachers.

Current secondary chemistry teachers are supported to co-design a classroom activity with peers and the project team, incorporating the latest chemistry education research (CER) evidence of how best to enhance critical thinking on important socio-scientific issues in Chemistry.

With extensive support from the project team and in a group of peers, in between these workshops, the participating teachers collect evidence from their respective classrooms on the impact of the classroom activity. Teachers are supported to take an active role in reporting these findings to the chemistry and science education community, encouraging them to take a future role in conducting professional development, either in their own schools or in chemistry or science education learning communities.

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