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PHYSICS EDUCATION LABORATORY (434SM)

A.Y. 2020 / 2021

Professor 
Period 
First semester
Credits 
6
Duration/Length 
48
Type of Learning Activity 
Related/additional subjects
Study Path 
[SM34+8+ - Ord. 2018] mathematical education
Syllabus 
Teaching language 

English

Learning objectives 

D1) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course the student will know the basics of Classical and Modern Physics adequate for the Physics Teaching duties in High schools

D2) APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course the student will be able to plan Physics education activities in High schools both through lectures and laboratory activities.

D3) MAKING JUDGMENTS
At the end of the course the student will be able to use the proper methods to evaluate Physics knowledge and related competence.

D4) COMMUNICATION SKILLS
At the end of the course the student will be able to use the main Physics languages.

D5) LEARNING SKILLS
At the end of the course the student will be able to evaluate other pedagogical approaches.

Prerequisites 

Newtonian Physics

Contents 

1. Elements of General Physics
- Mechanics
- Thermodynamics
- Electromagnetism
- Modern Physics
2. Physics Education
- Pedagogical approaches
3. Elements of Physics Evaluation
- Teaching and learning strategies
4. Physics laboratories
- Online resources
- Simple experiments preparation

Teaching format 

Lectures and solution of exercises
Laboratory activities preparation
Seminars

Extended Programme 

1. Elements of General Physics
- Mechanics
- Thermodynamics
- Electromagnetism
- Modern Physics
2. Physics Education
- Pedagogical approaches
3. Elements of Physics Evaluation
- Teaching and learning strategies
4. Physics laboratories
- Online resources
- Simple experiments preparation

End-of-course test 

Preparation of a full year Physics course preparation at the High school level
Discussion of the course contents.

Other information 

Any changes to the methods described here, which become necessary to ensure the application of the safety protocols related to the COVID19 emergency, will be communicated on the websites of the Department of
Mathematics and Geoscience - DMG and of the Study Program in Mathematics.

Texts/Books 

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