Scientists must not only undertake research, but also convey their knowledge to different people. For this reason, the professionalisation of doctoral candidates requires them to be trained in skills needed for teaching specific subjects. The project described here focuses on the training of skills needed by PhD students for communicating chemical knowledge. In the study, the typical teaching tasks undertaken by chemists were first drawn up. Also, a model of the teaching skills needed by scientists was developed and then adapted specifically to chemistry. This model serves as a basis for designing a course qualifying participants to transfer chemical knowledge. This was developed, tested and evaluated in line with the design-based research approach.

23.06.2017 | Eva Kolbeck & Annette Marohn