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Atomic Structure

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The history of humankind’s endeavour to understand the structure of the atom is not only fascinating but is of philosophical importance as well. The advancing of our understanding of the structure of the atom has been instrumental to ourcomprehending of related scientific phenomena such as chemical reactions, the nature of chemical compounds, etc. This course is aimed at advancing teachers' understanding of the atomic structure and associated concepts, as well as their pedagogical knowledge of teaching the atomic structure. They will also learn about students’ difficulties in these concepts and the ways to deal with them with the help of case studies of student thinking, their understanding, and misconceptions, etc., and will explore resources to address the issues.

Grade Level: 11, 12

Who can join this course?

Teachers, Educator, anyone interested in teaching Chemistry

Course Staff

Subject Lead

Dr.Shamin Padalkar

Module Designing Team

Emaya Kannamma, Tejaswini Bhaskar

Supported by

Dr. Deepika Bansal

Reviewed by

For Inclusion : Dr. Apoorva Panshikar and Prof. Sujata Bhan

For Content and PCK : Prof. Mythili Ramchand

TISSx authouring

Dr.Anitha Bellappa, Janani VR


This module was designed as part of The Connected Learning for STEM Project (CL4STEM It aims to build capacities of secondary school teachers in Science and Mathematics to foster higher-order thinking with inclusion and equity. CL4STEM is a South-South collaboration among higher educational institutions to adapt and pilot the CLIx model of TPD developed and implemented in India, ( in Tanzania, Nigeria, and Bhutan. CL4STEM modules for teacher professional development are Open Educational Resources and involve teachers in short courses and online communities of practice to enrich classroom practice with Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and understanding of Inclusion.

The knowledge generated from this project has been disseminated to stakeholders in the ministries of education and relevant regulatory and professional bodies to seed it into the policy agenda of these countries. Key insights from this project have been shared with other researchers and opinion leaders in the spirit of creating global public good.

Frequently Asked Questions

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You can access the course via TISSx app on your Android smartphone. You can install the app from Playstore.

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    You must successfully complete TISSx CL4STEM_CP before you begin this course.