International Journal of Social Science and Humanities
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Effectiveness of R.E.A.C.T. strategy in teaching chemistry among secondary school students
"Education is a conscious and deliberate process in which one's personality acts upon another in order to modify the development of the other by the communication and manipulation of knowledge" (Dash, 2003).The principal goal of science education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, creative inventive and discoveries not simply of repeating what other generations have done. It is a recognized that important objective of the teaching and learning of chemistry is to promote understanding and applications of its principal and concepts. An equally important objective should be the training of the mind, the developing of the skills and infusion of right attitude. A student of science should be able to observe, think logically and draw conclusions and to make right decisions with such background of training he or she could meet any challenge in whatever position of responsibilities he or she is employed. An R.E.A.C.T. strategy relates experiences. R.E.A.C.T. strategy is an attraction seeking strategy. The student’s attention can be grasped by using techniques like concept mapping, mind mapping, circle mapping, jigsaw technique, think-pair-share and role play model. Since all the techniques creates a unique impact on students’, R.E.A.C.T. Strategies can be recognized as a new window to teach chemistry among students. When a new chapter is opened, students always run their eyes over the eye catching figures, flow chart etc. in it. So, using these techniques will definitely catch the student’s visual senses and will be able to transfer the content easily into the cognitive level.