Title: Assessment of DIDAC as an aid for the teaching of chemistry
around the world
de Bièvre and J.
Remarks: Cooperation COCI / CTC
Completion Date: 2001 - project completed
||DIDAC is a series of slides / transparencies and texts
promoting/teaching chemistry before choices are made of fields for
further study. The system was developed in Belgium in co-operation
with Agfa-Gevaert who provided
sets to COCI at cost price for international evaluation.
In 1998 a joint project was established with the Committee on Teaching
of Chemistry and in 1999 COCI sponsored distribution of the system by
its Members in many parts of the world in order to ascertain its international
relevance. Positive feedback led this autumn '99 to the involvement
of UNESCO and, since this is essentially a teaching project, the assignment
of future "responsibility " within IUPAC to the CTC.
In January 2000, Agfa-Gevaert set up the DIDAC website at <http://www.agfa.com/didac/>.
This site presents the contents, educational value and topics of each
5 volumes readily available.
> Read more about DIDAC - 'DIDACtic
Tools for teaching Chemistry', Chem. Int. 22(4), 103-105 (2000)
Translations have been made into French, Arabic, Korean, Russian, etc.,
and over 30 developing countries are now involved including China. UNESCO
now predicts eventual use in more than 80 countries. A continuation
of this project include the production of a CD-Rom and worlwide distribution.
> See Project 2001-045-1-050
- DIDAC worldwide
Last update: 16 August 2002
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