PHYS 4484

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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, communicators and learners. This seminar is especially valuable for those considering teaching physics at some point in their careers. Topics include: Questioning Strategies, Classroom Discourse, Teaching through misconceptions, Argumentation approach to instruction, 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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6943PHYS 4484  LEC 001

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  8814PHYS 4484  LEC 002