The value of integrating the UN SDGs with a microscale experiment for chemistry students

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dc.contributor.author Mundy, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-03T12:51:41Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-03T12:51:41Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description Paper presented at the 29th Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education: A Virtual Conference, 12–15 January, 2021.. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The United Nation’s sustainable development goals (UN SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Microscale chemistry kits already comply with many of the UN SDGs as they are greener, safer and more cost effective than traditional large-scale laboratory experiments. This qualitative study explored the value added for first-year chemistry students when the UN SDGs were integrated in a microscale experiment on industrial pollution: students were able to identify and explain relevant UN SDGS and communicate chemistry in context. Many students showed retention of the relevant UN SDGs two months after completing the experiment despite having no prior exposure to the UN SDGs. The majority of students felt that their laboratory experience was enriched by the inclusion of the UN SGDs, wished to learn more about the UN SDGs, and endorsed their inclusion as a graduate attribute. en_ZA
dc.description.department Chemistry en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.saarmste.org en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mundy, C. (2021). The value of integrating the UN SDGs with a microscale experiment for chemistry students. In M. Qhobela, M. M. Ntsohi, & L. G. Mohafa (Eds.), Book of Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (pp. 259-270). Lesotho: SAARMSTE. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-6398352-2-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/79742
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher SAARMSTE en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021 left to authors. All rights reserved. en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Chemistry en_ZA
dc.subject Microscale en_ZA
dc.subject United Nation’s sustainable development goals (UN SDGs) en_ZA
dc.title The value of integrating the UN SDGs with a microscale experiment for chemistry students en_ZA
dc.type Text en_ZA


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