PHYS 4484

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

This 1.5-hour weekly seminar provides undergraduate and graduate students with an introduction to core concepts in physics education. Participants discuss articles and videos drawn from physics and science education research and from cognitive science, and engage in collaborative activities that help them become more effective teachers and learners. This seminar is especially valuable for those considering teaching physics at some point in their careers. Topics include: Questioning Strategies, Classroom Discourse and Bloom's Taxonomy, Learning Theory, Conceptions and Conceptual Change and Fixed vs Growth Mind-set. Text: Articles from science, engineering, and math education journals.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Comments Does not count towards degree for students in College of Arts and Sciences (see PHYS 4485).

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    Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6943PHYS 4484  LEC 001

  • A&S students receive transcript credit only; cannot be used toward graduation

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat