Secondary high school chemistry teachers’ perspectives on the difficulties of teaching atomic structure and the periodic table: Views from Thailand and Kenya

Citation:
Inyega JO, Thomson N, Chomchid P. "Secondary high school chemistry teachers’ perspectives on the difficulties of teaching atomic structure and the periodic table: Views from Thailand and Kenya." Songklanakarin E-Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2009;15(4):577-594.

Abstract:

Our research study provides a glimpse into difficulties high school chemistry teachers in Thailand and
Kenya encounter in classroom practice when addressing issues of learning atomic structure and the periodic
table. In this paper, we focus on chemistry teachers’ reflections using surveys with questionnaires and interviews
to learn about the difficulties they encounter in teaching basic concepts related to atomic structure and the
periodic table in chemistry. We do not believe that teachers in Thailand and Kenya are different from those in
the global community, but little data exists to support this claim especially with regard to rural areas. Our data
is being used to design and create curriculum materials relevant to the teachers’ and students’ needs and we are
planning to investigate its usefulness.
Keywords: atomic structure, chemistry, Kenya, periodic table, teachers’ perspectives, Thailand

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