Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Sep 27, 2022  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 7684 - Teaching and Learning Physics

Fall, spring. 1 credit.

Does not count towards degree for students in College of Arts and Sciences. Co-meets with PHYS 4484 .

R. Thorne.

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, Epistemology, Metacognition, and Cooperative Learning. Text: Articles from science, engineering, and math education journals.

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