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Physics Teaching Methods
METHODS
CLASS CODE: PH 403 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Methods and philosophy of teaching physics principles in a high school setting.
DESCRIPTION: Methods and philosophy of teaching physics principles in a high school setting. Includes a discussion of theories of learning, Physics Education research, curriculum design and evaluation, professional development and lab safety. Students will be required to create physics demonstrations and show them in class.





TOPICS: Theories of Learning and Science Education, Physics Education Research: History and Results, Science Curriculum design and evaluation, Technology and Physics Education, Resources and professional development,
Classroom Demonstrations, Lab Safety
OBJECTIVES: After completing the course, the student will be able to design an effective physics curriculum, design and show physics demonstration devices to teach specific physics principles, describe theories of learning, discuss effective techniques of physics teaching according to the research. The student will be prepared for his/her student teaching experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Weekly Reading Reports, Term papers (2), Curriculum evaluation project, Classroom/lab teaching presentation(s)
PREREQUISITES: Ph 309, 314
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001