Student's motivation to study chemistry: some insights into the portuguese case Conference Paper uri icon


  • Chemistry is universally assumed as one of most difficult and demanding science subjects. It is recognized as involving difficult concepts, specialized terminology and mathematics. Moreover, some chemistry curricula are considered quite apart from students` interest, every day-like contexts and techonological issues. Context-based chemical education has ten emerged as a valuable strategy worldwide being presently also followed in the Portuguese educational system.

publication date

  • December 2012