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Experimental Work in Science Education from Green Chemistry Perspectives: A Systematic Literature Review Using PRISMA

Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Sustainability 2021, 13(23), 12977; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132312977
Received: 29 September 2021 / Revised: 10 November 2021 / Accepted: 18 November 2021 / Published: 23 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Towards a Sustainable Future through Innovative STEM Education)
Experimental work is an important component of science subjects at all educational levels. The implication of green chemistry ideas indicated the need for optimization of traditional experimental work by implementing green chemistry principles to promote sustainable development. The aim of the study is to present findings from a systematic literature review on the use of experimental work in science education from green chemistry perspectives in the literature from 1995 to 2020. Thus, three electronic databases were reviewed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA) guidelines. The literature search identified a total of 1199 papers from Web of Science (N = 419), Scopus (N = 578), and Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) (N = 202). After applying inclusion/exclusion criteria, 263 papers were obtained and then analyzed in further detail. The findings highlighted trends in the integration of green chemistry principles into experimental work from primary to tertiary education levels and identified a literature gap, as well as the challenges and the possibilities for future development. The review outlined various opportunities for active learning within experimental work from green chemistry perspectives using a range of methods, with a particular focus on practical, hands-on, and laboratory activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: experimental work; green chemistry; practical work; PRISMA; science education experimental work; green chemistry; practical work; PRISMA; science education
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Ferk Savec, V.; Mlinarec, K. Experimental Work in Science Education from Green Chemistry Perspectives: A Systematic Literature Review Using PRISMA. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12977. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132312977

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