Dr. Yordanka Stefanova, Assoc. Prof.
University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”
High School Chernorizets Hrabar (Plovdiv)
Absract. This article presents an attempt to organize an education based on the constructivist approach in the study of specific contents of the curriculum in Chemistry and Environmental protection in the 9th grade in order to develop key competences. Examples from the educational practice for the formation of some key competences are presented – learning skills, digital competence, skills to support sustainable development and a healthy lifestyle, basic competences in the
field of natural sciences and technologies, which are important for the Chemistry
and Environmental protection education. The results of our work in this direction show that the active involvement of students in the learning process is one of the effective ways to form the desired competences in students.
Keywords: key competencies; chemistry education; constructivist approach