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NASCIMENTO, M. G.; BUENO FILHO, M. A.
XVI Encontro Nacional de Ensino de Química / X Encontro de Educação Química da Bahia, 2012, Salvador - Brasil
The teaching of chemical concepts at all levels of education is often seen as difficult cognition. Some recent works suggest that this is due to the discrepancy with the content covered in the classroom context. This work aims to discuss the Conceptual Fields Theory proposed by Gérard Vergnaud (1990) applied to chemistry teaching. We propose the use of open and contextualized problems, in this case the use of chemistry in an environmentally responsible manner for undergraduates. Based on the precepts of Vergnaud, we demonstrate that it is a potential strategy for the development of concepts relating to the field of chemical representation of the mechanisms of organic reactions and Green Chemistry.