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SUAREZ, Alejandra Graciela et al. Study of the perception of secondary school students on chemistry and its social implication. Educ. quím [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.3, pp.53-63.  Epub Nov 30, 2019. ISSN 0187-893X.

International concerns regarding the promotion of scientific vocation and the responsible use of scientific knowledge involve us in the search for new ways of teaching chemistry that goes beyond the mere propaedeutic education and is oriented towards training for a responsible exercise of citizenship in respect of science and technology. In this research we present the results of a study carried out on the perception that students of Secondary School have about chemistry, its implications and importance in everyday life. For this reason, a structured questionnaire was designed in 4 sections, which was answered by 795 students. The analysis of the results shows that students associate chemistry with expressions and terms referring to its strictly disciplinary dimension, recognizing its impact on society as very positive. Likewise, there was a clear tendency to link chemistry with some elements of the students’ immediate context, which would allow the implementation of new teaching methodologies that retrieves elements of the context for the development of knowledge related to the discipline from a perspective centred on the responsibility and sustainable development.

Keywords : chemistry in context; education; social responsibility; scientific literacy; sustainable development.

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