PHYS 4484

PHYS 4484

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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, Science Communication. Text: Articles from science, engineering, and math education journals.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Comments Co-meets with PHYS 7684.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7684

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6180PHYS 4484  LEC 001

  • Teaching assignments begin the second week of class.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7717PHYS 4484  LEC 002

  • Teaching assignments begin the second week of class.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9608PHYS 4484  LEC 003