PHYS 7684

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, Epistemology, Meta cognition, and Cooperative Learning. 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.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHYS 4484

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6944PHYS 7684  LEC 001