Education International, Vol. 1, No. 1, 11-14, Published in August
Report on the 15th. International Conference on Chemical Education.
El-Sayed Hassan* and A.F.M. Fahmy**
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain-Shams University,
of the organizing committee and conference general secretary
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry holds a conference
on chemical education biannually. The fourteenth conference, has
been held in Brisbane, Australia. In view of the productive efforts
which has been made with the international Union during the meetings
of the general Assembly in Portugal and Britain it has been agreed
that the following conference, the fifteenth, will be organized
by Egypt and held in Cairo. For the first time. this conference
is held in the African continent and in the Middle East. The motto
of the conference is "Chemistry and Global Environmental
Conference organization and opening:
15th, International Conference of the International Union of pure
and Applied chemistry (IUPAC) has been organized by the Department
of chemistry, Faculty of science, Ain Shams University in cooperation
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology Cairo.
Environmental Affairs Agency,
Arabian Group for Development. (AGD).
conference was held during August (9-14) 1998, in the Cairo International
convention center, Nasr City, under the auspices of:
Dr, Kamal EI-Ganzoury, Prime Minister
Dr. Mofeed Shchab, Minister of high Education and state minister
of scientific research
Dr. Hassan Ghallab, President of Ain Shams University.
conference was presided by Prof. Dr. A.F.M Fahmy, Chairman of the
Chemistry department, Faculty of Science, and the organizing committee
was headed by Prof. Dr. S. S, Hassan, professor of Chemistry, Faculty
of Science, Ain Shams University.
international exhibition for the technology of environmental protection
organized by the Arabian Group for development was affiliated
with the conference.
speeches have been given by:
of the Academy for scientific research, and technology.
of the American Chemical Society.
President of the international union for pure and Applied chemistry.
of the organizing committee.
of the conference.
president of Ain Shams University.
of the Ministry of high education and scientific research.
- Activities and general Content.
opening lecture entitled "Chemistry in Culture" by
the Nobel prize laureate; Prof. R. Hoffmann (USA).
sessions for oral presentation. (40 papers)
poster sessions for 60 posters.
- Cores and general theme
plenary lectures have covered the following titles:
Education and the pharmaceutical industry.
by A. E. Fischli, Ex-president of (IUPAC).
use of systemic Approaches for teaching and learning
chemistry for the 21st Century.
by A. F. M. Fahmy *, and J.J. Lagowski.
of chemistry department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University
Role of Distance learning in chemical education.
by J. J. Lagowski; professor of chemistry. University
of Texas Austin (USA).
skills taxonomy Driver for Distance learning Course Design in
by: S. W. Bennett; The Open University, (UK).
Teacher Professional competencies for New Times: Development
by: W. Beasley: Queensland University. (Australia)
Luminescent sources for optical chemical sensors.
by: M. A. Arnold; University of Iowa, (USA).
tension between Rellgion and Science: Hostile Environments?
by: H. Bouma: vice chairman of the Chemistry Teaching
Committee, (CTC -IUPAC) (Netherlands).
Practical chemistry for all.
by: J. D. Bradley, chairman of the (CTC- IUPAC).
Teaching Materials by means of the internet.
by: Y. Takeuchi Kanagawa University. (Japan) H.
Hosoya Ochanomizu University. (Japan) M. M. Ito Soka University.
(Japan) H. Yoshida, Hiroshima University. (Japan)
symposia and workshops: have covered the following topics.
for Distance learners
Recycling and treatment of waste
Use of computer in teaching chemistry
Multimedia and teaching of chemistry
Self evaluation methods
Science fiction as a means for teaching chemistry
Use of TV nets in Educatio
of "internet" in teaching
experiments for teaching environmental chemistry
approaches in teaching chemistry
education : the relationships between a different branches
and their impact on pollution
methods in teaching and learning chemistry
and Medicinal Chemistry
support and Funding for chemical Education
of courses for environmental chemistry
chemistry of organometallics
Production of historic articles and monuments
mapping in general chemistry
number of Participants amounted to about (370) from the National
Universities,, Research centers and the Ministry of Education, Representatives
from 11 Arab countries namely., Yemen, Syria, Qatar, Lybia, Algeria,
Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Emrates and Jordon, as
well as representatives from 32 other countries: USA, UK, Germany,
Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia, Hungary, South Africa, Australia,
Romania Switzerland, China, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, India,
Japan, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Israel, Taiwan, Panama, Iran, Singapore,
Argentina, Finland, Sri-Lanka, Venezuela, Sweden, Armenia, Canada
- Social Events.
following recommendations have been made:
teachers around the world, should consider., in teaching chemistry,
the relations between this subject and global environmental
changes. Courses should be planned such that they take these
relationships into account.
courses should make use of students skills and help develop
them to meet recent explosion of knowledge.
the interaction and inter communication between Arable speaking
chemistry teachers on one hand and chemistry teachers around
the world on the other hand.
should be taken in planning of curricula and assessment methods
such that to meet the challenges of the coming century,
of all available modem technologies such as multimedia, internet
and space stations to up grade environmental culture as well
as students mental aptitudes and skills.
The coming conference:
sixteenth conference for chemistry teaching will be held in Budapest,
Hungary in the year (2000).