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

You can find the working group 's own pages here

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,

Digitalization in chemical education

The working group 's own pages can be found at

Reports of the FGCU working groups

from the General Assembly on September 6th, 2023


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