Concrete chemistry – forum for teaching and didactics

is published eight times a year by Wiley-VCH. As part of their membership fee, members of the Division receive the printed version of CHEMKON (four issues) and have over
MyGDCh free access to the digital version of CHEMKON (eight issues).
Instructions for accessing the digital editions via MyGDCh can be found here

CHEMKON has its origins in the communications of the Division for chemical education. The magazine offers interesting essays from the areas of didactics, teaching and school experiments. In the regular sections, CHEMKON reports on the latest from the Division and provides information about schools, curricula and lessons.

You can read CHEMKON issue 1/2023 for free here

You can find information about studying chemistry here:


bylaws of the Division of chemical education
The bylaws of the Division for chemical education was changed by resolution of the general meeting of the Division of 13 September 2008 and becomes effective after approval by the Board of the German Chemical Society at the meeting on 5 December of 2008.
Rules of Procedure (pdf.file, 43 KB)

Recruit members for the Division of chemical education
The Division has published a flyer for recruiting members, in which offers, activities and initiatives are presented. The flyer is available for download or a print version can be requested from the GDCh Office .
Flyer FGCU (pdf.file, 560 KB)

Diagnosing and promoting in chemical education
The brochure was developed by the working group on Educational Standards, Curricula and Classroom Research in the Division .
Diagnosing and promoting (pdf.file, 350 KB)

The bachelor's / master's degree for the chemistry teacher training course - proposals for restructuring and curricular development
The Division of chemical education has lessons with a commission staffed with professional scientists, didactics experts and school practitioners from all over Germany, detailed proposals developed as future teacher training should be designed at universities for chemistry.
BA / MA studies for chemistry teaching (pdf.file, 76 KB)

Strengthening education in chemistry - Tutzinger offensive of the GDCh for grades 5 & 6
Discussion results and recommendations from the closed conference "Strengthening chemistry lessons in school classes 5 and 6" (June 2017)
Strengthening education in chemistry (pdf.file, 851 KB)

Recommendations of the GDCh Study Commission for the Bachelor's degree in chemistry at universities (April 2015)
GDCh Study Commission (pdf.file, 269 KB)


Joint position paper of the mathematical-scientific societies on the vocational training of teachers, published by DVGeo, DMV, DPG, GDCh and VBIO. (March 2022)
Further and vocational training of teachers is not a leisure activity! (pdf.file, 220 KB)

Statement on structural requirements for experimental teaching in schools (2018)
Structural requirements (pdf.file, 223 KB)


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