Riam Abu Much

Respected Speaker for Catalysis 2021 Conference -  Riam Abu Much
Riam Abu Much
The Academic Arab College for Education in Haifa, Israel
Title : Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Context with Nanotechnology Applications

Abstract:

Nanoscience and nanotechnology (NST) are at the forefront of modern science in the 21st century. Nanotechnology applications are penetrating all aspects of society, affecting humans’ everyday life and needs, in addition to their great contribution to the prosperity of the world-wide economy. Therefore, future teachers, students, and undergraduates need to achieve certain knowledge in nanoscience in order to navigate the science-based issues related to their everyday lives and societal aspects and to intelligently question and understand the ethical and societal implications of these revolutionary technologies. Teaching in “context” is characterized by the use of social, technical or scientific contexts as a starting point for developing an understanding of chemistry and creation chemistry more relevant to students' daily lives. Nanoscience and it’s applications are good candidates for teaching in the “context” of science education because they have clear connections to students' daily lives, have industrial aspects and all represent a rich environment involving research, society, and industry. The present study focuses on developing nanotechnology education program that connect between basic concepts in science with aspects in nanoscience and its applications.  

Biography:

Dr. Riam is currently the Head of the Chemistry Department at The Academic Arab College of Education in Haifa, Israel, and a Senior Lecturer at the same college. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) from Bar-Ilan University, she also received her M.Sc. and BSc. In Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2008-2009 she was a post-doctoral fellow in Chemistry on Bar-Ilan University and served as teaching assistant at Bar-Ilan University. Recently, she started to deal with Nano Education. Among the awards she has received is the “Best Paper Award” for the best paper presented at any of the ICSEETS 2017.

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