A Contextualized Approach to Teaching Chemistry
This symposium invites educators to share innovative ways to engage students in learning chemistry. Making students realize that chemistry is at work in their everyday lives is paramount to increasing their interest and motivation in the classroom and laboratory. Presenters in the symposium should emphasize resources or ideas of how to incorporate real-life applications in the classroom. Sharing effective technology and methodology to achieve this is also welcome. This symposium is hosted by the ACS textbook Chemistry in Context (CiC) author team. Using a variety of activities and interactives, CiC features a context-first approach, which weaves in relevant chemical principles within the chapter narratives of particular contexts. The author team would like to invite others with ideas in line with a context-first approach to share their resources, ideas, and expertise.