Effective teaching and learning plays a crucial role in student's engagement, attainment and progression in chemistry. Teaching and learning are both complex processes and good teachers teach aspects of the curriculum in different ways. This topic explores a number of ways to think about, plan and structure teaching as well as looking at some of the underlying principles at the heart of good teaching and learning.

After working through this topic you will be able to:

  • describe a number of different models of teaching;
  • understand why some teaching approaches are better than others in different situations;
  • recall some of the underpinning principles at the heart of good teaching and learning; and
  • know how to access further support and resources.