Working groups

Working groups in the Division of chemical education

The working groups deal with current problems in chemistry lessons and the curricula and develop didactically and technically well-founded perspectives. Current issues are discussed and educational policy activities are stimulated and coordinated. The appropriate use of new media is encouraged, and the development of new experiments and experimental concepts is supported.

Young scientists

The working group own pages can be found here

Curricula and educational standards - teacher training, classroom research

Priorities are


  • Suggestions for the further development of curricula, suggestions for their implementation
  • Recommendations for teacher education and training
  • Discussion of new results from teaching research; Development of modern teaching concepts in different age and school levels - from kindergarten to upper secondary school
  • Treatment of subject-related topics in the classroom, with reference to everyday life, including the chemical industry and technology

The previous discussion in the working group and its precursors has led to specific recommendations and memoranda, some of which were developed and published in cooperation with other associations. Head
OStD aD Birgitta Krumm,

Experimental class

The aim of this working group is to promote and strengthen experimental teaching.
At the founding meeting, suggestions were made on the following main areas of work:


  1. Significance and significance of experimental teaching in chemistry for the successful transfer of competencies (specialist knowledge - acquisition of knowledge - communication - assessment).
  2. Contribution of problem-oriented and experimental chemistry lessons to the development of general, rational judgment.
  3. Presentation of different approaches in university studies for teaching staff to impart experimentation skills / possibilities for optimization and harmonization.
  4. Creation of a catalog for assessing potential hazards when carrying out school experiments.

Prof. Dr. Jens Friedrich, Freiburg University of Education,

Terminology and symbolism in chemical education

In chemical education and also in the training of chemistry teachers, one repeatedly comes across situations in which technical terms and the symbols used are the cause of communication problems. The aim of this working group is to conduct a technical and didactic discussion of existing terminologies and symbols that can be difficult factors for understanding chemistry. In the interplay of specialists from the various fields of chemistry and chemical engineering, chemistry didactics and chemistry teachers, information and recommendations for teacher training in chemistry, the design of university textbooks and school books as well as curricula and framework specifications for chemical education are to be derived. Head:
Dr. Bernhard F. Sieve, Leibniz University Hannover,

Digitization in chemical education

You can find the working group own pages at

Reports from the FGCU working groups

from the general meeting on September 17th, 2019 in Aachen


Annual meeting 2021
September 23-25, 2021
as a digital Conference



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